Team Ireland’s Lee Harvey and Nathan Kurensky have enjoyed promising rides in the Junior Men category at the 2019 European XCO Championships in Brno, Czech Republic.
July 25-28 saw the 2019 UEC Mountain Bike European Championships take place in Brno, with Harvey and Kurensky holding Irish interest in Saturday’s Junior Men’s race.
Fresh off strong results in the Irish National Champs the previous weekend in Traction Woods, Cork, both riders looked to carry that form into the European Champs under the watchful eye of Team Manager Garreth McKee.
Although faced with difficult starting positions from the second grid, both riders dug deep in the heavy heat.
Putting in a solid race throughout, Harvey fought hard for a well-earned 70th overall.
Running as high as 65th for the majority of the race, Kurensky was dealt a cruel blow on the final lap and a half when he picked up a costly puncture.
Soldiering on, despite losing positions, he salvaged 76th.
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Congratulations to @leeharvey14 and @nathan_kurensky1 for great results at the European XCO Championships, Brno. Lee finished a strong 70th and Nathan finished 76th after puncturing out of 65th with one and a half laps to go! Both riders started on the back row of the grid and battled through the field!! @cyclingirelandfed #europeanchamps @me_mtb_brno2019 #cyclingireland #xco #mountainbike
Photo Credit: Garreth McKee