Irish cyclist Colin Lynch has taken gold in the C2 time trial at the UCI Paracycling Road World Championships in Denmark.
Lynch beat off Italian Fabrizo Macchi and Spaniard Maurice Far Eckhard to claim first place after an impressive ride against some strong wind in Roskilde in Denmark.
Colin, who finished second overall in the 2011 World Cup series earlier this year, had been tipped as a potential medal hope for Ireland coming into the Championships and didn’t disappoint, giving Ireland a dream start to the championships. Lynch also secured valuable qualification points for the 2012 Paralympic Games in the process.
Speaking on Lynch’s performance, Team Manager, Denis Toomey said, “I am absolutely delighted for Colin. He has worked really hard over the past few months so I’m thrilled he was able to produce the goods today. This is a great start to the championships and a great day for Irish Paralympic sport. ”
Current World Champion Mark Rohan from Westmeath competes in the H1 time trial this afternoon and will be hoping to add another medal to Ireland’s tally when he takes to the road at 2.45pm. Rohan is hotly tipped to medal.