My sincere admiration Lara, the Belgian Project is so proud to be connected to you in a small way as a bursary holder…our sponsors will be chuffed with such return!! Your dedication to your sport and your studies is remarkable at such a young age and a role model to any teenage girl…the world is your oyster xx

Report Cycling Ireland

Lara Gillespie has won bronze in the Individual Pursuit at the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany. The Wicklow teenager set a new Junior National Record of 2:20:438 during qualification, averaging 51.268kpm for the 2000m time trial. Gillespie went up against Marii Milaeva of Russia in the race for bronze. She trailed by almost half a second at the halfway mark but measured her effort perfectly and ultimately claimed Ireland’s first medal at a Junior Track World Championships. Earlier this season she took silver medals in the individual pursuit, scratch race, and points race in the Junior European Championships.

“I’m so happy, I can’t believe it. The last few laps were pretty hard, they were pretty brutal but I worked so hard for this all year so I’m really happy”. says Lara after her magic 2km pursuit
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