Wednesday 22 October 2014

Ireland's Ryan Mullen qualifies for bronze medal race at World Championships

Published 27/02/2014 | 20:00

Ireland's Ryan Mullen
Ireland's Ryan Mullen

Ireland's Ryan Mullen has qualified for the Bronze Medal Ride off in the Individual Pursuit at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Cali, Colombia

The 19-year-old  impressed in the qualifying rounds of the Individual Pursuit tonight, finishing as 4th fastest rider, and will race for Bronze later on tonight.

Mullen will race New Zealander Marc Ryan for the bronze medal.

Martyn Irvine, who won silver in this event last year, finished in 12th position.

Irvine competes in the Scratch Race final later on tonight, where he starts as reigning World Champion.

Speaking after the qualifying round, Head Coach Brian Nugent said “That was a super debut by Ryan in his first World Championships. He rode really strong, and held on well. It will be a great final tonight. The job isn’t done yet.”

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