Mark Downey has clinched a bronze medal for Eire on the Monitor Biking Global Championships in Pruszkow in Poland.
Downey was once neatly located all the way through the issues race, transferring between fourth and 5th position earlier than hiking as much as 3rd getting into the general 9 laps.
He held onto that spot earlier than the tip of the race to protected his position at the podium.
“That was once loopy in the market now,” a delighted Downey stated.
“I’ve had such a lot of americaand downs the ultimate yr and a part of my occupation. I had a crash at the monitor, completed fourth within the Nationwide Championships Street Race and I used to be bawling my eyes out after it.
“I used to be all the time there or thereabouts in races, however, I by no means truly picked up that win – I used to be overwhelmed through inches in the summertime on the Excursion de l’Avenir – so I’ve had that feeling of being fourth such a lot of instances in my occupation.
“I simply were given that urge with 8 laps to head, I stated: ‘I will be able to’t really feel like this once more, this actually can’t occur to me once more. If this occurs to me once more, I’ll get the nickname, ‘the Just about Guy’.
“That result’s only for all of the personnel at Biking Eire and all of the folks at the back of me, my circle of relatives, all of the toughen personnel, everybody that’s simply were given me up each and every morning, simply stored me at the instantly and slim.”
Downey’s medal is Eire’s first UCI Monitor Biking Global Championships medal since Martyn Irvine received silver within the 2014 scratch race, having received gold in the similar race in 2013, and silver in that yr’s person pursuit Global Championship.
Downey will journey once more on Sunday, becoming a member of common spouse Felix English within the Males’s Madison – an Olympic tournament for Tokyo 2020.
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