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Athenry cyclist aims for 2020 Olympics after progress in World Ch’ships

Wednesday, 7th March, 2018 9:56am
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Athenry cyclist aims for 2020 Olympics after progress in World Ch’ships

Lydia Gurley

Athenry cyclist aims for 2020 Olympics after progress in World Ch’ships

Lydia Gurley

ATHENRY track cyclist Lydia Gurley represented Ireland in three events at the 2018 UCI Track Cycling World Championships that reached a conclusion on Sunday in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

The Madison Race, in which she teamed up with Lydia Boylan, brought her best result in ninth. The 33-year-old recorded finishes of 15th and 16th in the Scratch and Points Races, respectively.
Qualification for the championships was based on results from the Track World Cups in the 2017-2018 season and Gurley made up a six-member Ireland team.

“I gave it a go, but it didn’t work out this time,” Gurley said after the race. “I had let a few attacks go, and waited until the group tired. As the bunch moved up the track, I stayed low. I knew it was the right time to go, and it was all the chips in. The attack was at the right time, it was the right move, but it just didn’t quite work out.”

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