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Xeno Young & Ben Walsh shine at European Championships

Posted on: August 2nd, 2017

Xeno Young

Xeno Young has confirmed his international class on the road at the European Championships in Herning, Denmark, today (Photo: Sean Rowe)

 

Xeno Young & Ben Walsh at European Champs

 

Ireland’s Xeno Young and Ben Walsh have shone at the European Road Championships in Denmark today.

They were competing in the 32km junior men’s TT. Young took 11th place and Walsh wasn’t far behing, placing 17th.

Andreas Leknessund of Norway took the title; flying around the course in an average speed of 48.9 km per hour.

He clocked a time of 39:16 which was 14 seconds faster than Julius Johansen of Denmark.

And rounding out the podium 19 seconds off the winner was Sébastien Grignard  of Belgium.

Young was 1:19 down and just one second of a place in the top 10. Walsh came home 1:48 off the winning time.

 

Xeno Young

Xeno Young

 

Their 11th and 17th places respectively bode very well for the future, coming as they did in a field of 52 riders.

Xeno Young last month won silver in the individual pursuit at the European Track Championships.

And Walsh has enjoyed a fantastic road season. His leading the Junior Tour of Ireland from start to finish is just one among several impressive wins to date.

Also in action today were the junior and U23 women, though Ireland had no riders in those events.

Big day coming for Ireland

Tomorrow is a very busy day at the championships for Ireland. It is one where the Irish riders can really challenge for a medal.

Eileen Burns is in action in the 31.5km elite women’s test. Michael O’Loughlin and Eddie Dunbar ride the U23 TT over the same distance.

Ryan Mullen is Ireland’s sole representative in the 46km elite men’s TT. There are just 34 riders in the elite men’s field.

And while there is some real quality among the starters, the top layer of European time trial riders is missing.

That is a factor that simply adds to Mullen’s already excellent chances of claiming a medal and even winning.

Both Dunbar and O’Loughlin are also highly fancied in the U23 race and are real medal prospects.

 

European Road Championships

Wed, Aug 2nd: Junior Men TT (32km)

1 LEKNESSUND Andreas NORWAY 00:39:16.23 (48.9 kmph)
2 JOHANSEN Julius DENMARK +00:14
3 GRIGNARD Sébastien BELGIUM +00:19
4 HOOLE Daan NETHERLANDS +00:33
5 WÆRENSKJOLD Søren NORWAY +00:37
6 ČEMAŽAR Nik SLOVENIA +00:46
7 MACIEJUK Filip POLAND +00:51
8 STOJNIĆ Veljko SERBIA +00:55
9 CASSAERT Loran BELGIUM +01:10
10 PUPPIO Antonio ITALY +01:18
11 YOUNG Xeno IRELAND +01:19
12 HINDSGAUL MADSEN Jacob DENMARK +01:21
13 VERBOOM Minne NETHERLANDS +01:22
14 RENARD Alexis FRANCE +01:25
15 NIKULIN Daniil UKRAINE +01:25
16 HOLLMANN Juri GERMANY +01:40
17 WALSH Ben IRELAND +01:48
18 BAYER Tobias AUSTRIA +01:58
19 LAZKANO LOPEZ Oier SPAIN +01:59
20 KOSTANSKI Mateusz POLAND +02:06
21 GAMPER Mario AUSTRIA +02:10
22 LOUVEL Matis FRANCE +02:15
23 TURUK Daniil BELARUS +02:17
24 ANSONS Kristers LATVIA +02:19
25 QUINCEY Scott SWITZERLAND +02:32
26 KLUCKERS Arthur LUXEMBOURG +02:39
27 SAGADIN Luka SLOVENIA +02:42
28 HOLEC Richard CZECH REPUBLIC +02:46
29 ENGELHARDT Felix GERMANY +02:47
30 MARTYNOV Nikita RUSSIAN FEDERATION +02:52
31 BARUSHKO Sergei RUSSIAN FEDERATION +02:58
32 VAITAITIS Kestutis LITHUANIA +03:12
33 KUBIŠ Lukáš SLOVAKIA +03:21
34 MASIULIS Denas LITHUANIA +03:27
35 LOPES Pedro PORTUGAL +03:36
36 SEDLÁČEK Vojtech CZECH REPUBLIC +03:37
37 LEYDER Misch LUXEMBOURG +03:44
38 KARL Ádám HUNGARY +03:52
39 LOPES Pedro PORTUGAL +03:57
40 VOGEL Alex SWITZERLAND +03:58
41 ĐURIĆ ÐOrde SERBIA +04:04
42 ŠTOČEK Matúš SLOVAKIA +04:05
43 ORLOV Ivan AZERBAIJAN +04:21
44 OROSZ Gergő HUNGARY +05:00
45 SAFARLI Mikayil AZERBAIJAN ´+05:16
46 UGUZ Muhammed TURKEY +05:20
47 ERKEN Mehmet TURKEY +05:36
48 LOPEZ MONCHO Miquel SPAIN +06:15
49 SYLHASI Zani KOSOVO +06:16
50 PARASHCHAK Yaroslav UKRAINE +06:23
51 MAZUR Dzianis BELARUS +06:52
52 NUHA Blerton KOSOVO +08:58

 

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