Ireland’s Golden Girls do it again at UCI World Cup Ostend

Posted on: May 17th, 2019
Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal on top of the podium at the UCI World Cup in Ostend, Belgium on Friday; another big win for the Golden Girls

Having won the TT and road race at the World Championships for the past two years and struck gold in Rio 2016, Ireland’s Golden Girls have taken another big win.

Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal have won Paracycling World Cup gold in the TT in Ostend, Belgium.

They topped a podium in the women’s B category that also included the Kiwis and Team GB.

The Irish women saw off the challenge of New Zealand’s Emmay Foy and Hannah Van Kampen, who claimed the silver medal.

And in the bronze medal position came the British riders Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall.

Unfortunately at the time of writing stickybottle had not times for the riders and so no word of the winning margin.

However, that matters little to Dunlevy and McCrystal who are cementing their reputations as the masters of the international circuit; proving to be money in the bank for Ireland every time they compete.

Also in testing action in Belgium for Ireland were Damien Vereker and Dermot Radford, with 9th place in the men’s tandem race. That was won by Holland, from Poland and Spain.

Rachel Timothy was 7th in the solo TT. Ronan Grimes just missed a medal as he claimed 4th in his race, with Scott Drummond in 20th.

Another Irish athlete getting closer to the podium but, like Grimes, just missing out this time around was Declan Slevin who was 4th in his handcycling TT.

Also in handcycling action in Ostend for Ireland was Gary O’Reilly, who placed 10th in his event.

Declan Slevin in the green of Ireland; placing 4th in his test in Ostend.