EvoPro Racing salute tragic Sean Lynch after latest win in France

Posted on: May 13th, 2019
EvoPro Racing’s Harry Sweeny was rightly delighted with his win in France and said the who Irish team was thinking of Sean Lynch.

Ireland’s new professional cycling EvoPro Racing took another win, this time in France, and immediately paid tribute to Sean Lynch.

The Drogheda Wheelers rider was involved in a racing crash eight days ago in Wexford and tragically died last Thursday in hospital from his injuries.

EvoPro Racing rider Harry Sweeny told stickybottle he and his team mates had met Sean when they were in Ireland racing in recent weeks.

They had been shocked to hear the news of his sad passing and when Sweeny won a stage of the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour (2.2) in France at the weekend they paid tribute to him.

“The whole team was devastated to hear of the passing of Sean, we all met him at an Irish race earlier in the year,” said Sweeny.

“He quickly introduced himself and made quite the impression. We send all our wishes to his family, friends and also the Irish cycling community.”

Sweeny took EvoPro Racing’s seventh win of the season at the weekend on stage 3 of Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour.

After 172.4km from Montanay to Saint-Maurice-l’Exil Sweeny won from a breakaway after an aggressive showing.

The 20-year-old Australian saw off Julen Amezqueta of ProConti team Caja Rural-Seguros RGA in a two-up sprint after attacking the breakaway.

Dane Mads Rahbek (BHS-Almeborg-Bornholm) was 3rd another five seconds back and just head of a seven-man group which represented the remains of the day’s main breakaway.

“I knew it was a big day out on the bike as I’d previously raced this in 2017 and didn’t finish this stage,” he said.

“I stayed in the peloton and then bridged across to a breakaway about 60km to go. The group got smaller and smaller.

“And then with 5km to go I attacked with a rider from Caja Rural. I led out the sprint from a long way and managed to hold on.”

The win comes after EvoPro Racing won the Gravel & Tar Classic in New Zealand as well as a stage and the overall at New Zealand Cycle Classic.

Since then it has taken Sweeny’s weekend win in France as well as three stages in Belgrade Banjaluka (2.1) in Bosnia-Herzegovina.