Para-Cycling

McCrystal and Dunlevy win bronze medals at Para-Cycling World Championships in Brazil

Para-Cycling World Championships

Caoimhín Reilly

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McCrystal and Dunlevy win bronze medals at Para-Cycling World Championships in Brazil

Eve McCrystal and Katie George Dunlevy with their medals.

Jenkinstown's Eve McCrystal and tandem partner Katie George Dunlevy won bronze at the Para-Cycling Track World Championships in Brazil last night.

The pair, who won Paralympic medals in Rio two years ago and who also medalled at the road World Championships last year, claimed third place in the women’s B tandem 3km individual pursuit, pipping New Zealand in fourth.

While the Irish duo had qualified comfortably for the bronze medal final, they were determined to better their performance from earlier in the day. After the first qualifying round, they made a few adjustments to the bike before bettering their time by 2.5 seconds, with a faster time than eventual silver medallists, Belgium.

Today, McCrystal and Dunlevy turn their attention to the 1km time trial.