Gold for Mark Rohan at Paracycling World Cup

Updated: May 27, 2012

The Irish Paracycling Squad started Rome’s UCI Paracycling Road World Cup in fine style on Friday with two podium places.

Mark Rohan won the HC1 time trial race with a time of 26’17.89 – just 1.91 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

Also claiming a medal were female tandem pairing Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan. The girls secured silver in their time-trial, which was won by Canada. Ireland’s second female tandem pairing Katie-George Dunlevy and pilot Sandra Fitzgerald finished in ninth place to secure their first road top-ten placing.

Elsewhere, the Irish squad performed creditably in their respective Time Trial races:

Fourth for Colin Lynch in the Male C2
Sixth Place by James Brown & Damien Shaw in the Men’s Tandem
Seventh place for Cathal Miller in the Male C5 category
Eleventh Place for Enda Smyth in the Male C3 category

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