Newly declared for Ireland, Turvey is Irish elite TT champion

Posted on: June 23rd, 2016

Having declared for Ireland recently, Anna Turvey has romped away with the Irish TT title in Kilcullen, Co Kildare.


The Irish women’s time trial title has been won by the little known Anna Turvey this evening, Thursday.

She declared for Ireland in the last 12 months and annihilated the championship field in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, this evening.

She rode the British championships last year and finished 17th but has since switched her allegiance to Ireland.

Turvey rode the Commonwealth Games in 2014 for Scotland and is a former British duathlon champion.

She recently smashed the British 25-mile record so perhaps it was always a race for second tonight.

Turvey, of British club Tyneside Velo, clocked a time of 54mins 28secs for the 40km course.

That was 3mins 20secs faster than Eve McCrystal (ASEA-Wheelworx) who has been preparing for the Rio Paralympics as a pilot for Katie George Dunlevy.

Lydia Gurley (Aerocoach) took the bronze medal this evening in a time of 58:12, almost four minutes off the time of the winner.


Women’s TT Prodium (40km)

Gold: Anna Turvey (Tyneside Velo) 54:28

Silver: Eve McCrystal (ASEA-Wheelworx) 57:48

Bronze: Lydia Gurley (Aerocoach) 58:12