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28 May 2022

Time trial gold for Katie-George Dunlevy at Paracycling World Cup

Dunlevy and Linda Kelly take gold in the tandem trial trial

Time trial gold for Katie-George Dunlevy at Paracycling World Cup

Katie-George Dunlevy won gold in tandem time trial at the Paracycling World Cup on Friday.

Dunlevy partnered with Linda Kelly and they impressed in the 18 kilometre hill climb time trial in Elzach, Germany.

Dunlevy and Kelly - in their first international race together - were almost four minutes ahead of their nearest rivals.

The Irish duo were three minutes and 54 seconds in front of British pair Sophie Unwin and Jenny Holl, with Poland’s Justyna Kiryla and Aleksandra Teclaw in third, a further four minutes and 35 seconds behind.

“It was really tough. I am not going to lie,” Dunlevy, whose father John is from Mountcharles, said. “It was definitely a challenging course and a course for a time trial that I have never done before. We have had rolling time trials but never had a hill climb.

“Linda is a good hill climber and I am not so bad at it, so I thought we would have a really good shot at it. We just did our own race and gave it everything. We are delighted with that win.”

The win comes a week after Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal won gold and silver medals Ostend, Belgium.

There, they won gold in the time trial event and silver in the women’s tandem road race.

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