Team Ireland enjoyed a successful UCI World Championship in Lenzerheide, Switzerland with Jacob Dickson finishing top 30 in the Men’s Elite Downhill.
September 4-9 saw the world’s best mountain bike riders attend the UCI World Championships in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
Team Ireland were in action for the pinnacle of Downhill and Cross-Country racing with an estimated 65,000 spectators out in force during the near-weeklong event.
With five riders in Downhill and three competing in Cross-Country, Ireland poised itself well on the world’s biggest stage for mountain biking.
After a successful season racing the UCI Downhill World Cup, Dickson led Ireland home in the Downhill Champs taking a superb 29th overall – finishing less than 3.5 seconds shy of a top 10 result.
Jack Crowley and Conor Bate both faired well on the world stage finishing a very respectable 66th and 67th.
In the Junior class, Liam Wolfe and Cathal Fitzpatrick finished 39th and 54th respectively.
In the Cross-Country racing, Elite rider Gareth McKee finished 83rd in the blisteringly quick eight-lap race.
Junior riders Thomas Creighton and Lee Harvey finished 69th and 91st out of 100 finishers in the six-lap race.
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World champs finished. 91st doesn't sound very impressive but for my first major event and first time racing at altitude I'm fairly happy. Thanks to everyone who made this possible and to Gareth and Simon for keeping me right this weekend. #rideforcharlie #thebelgainproject #fuelforfirst
Freewheelin’ would like to offer a big congrats to all the riders and Team Managers Mark Dickson and Simon Curry for flying the flag for the Boys In Green out in Switzerland.