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Here are some personal reviews of the CU team(CU website)
Lee Harvey (Elite Men) 28th/64
I started my race steady and rode my own pace and picked through riders as the race went on and people got tired. I was happy to get my best result of the year in the UK big thanks to cycling Ulster for taking us and the helpers for looking after us all weekend.
Travis Harkness (Junior Men) 22nd/51
After grabbing some UCI points last week I was gridded on the front row, the race started very well and I was second through the first corner and the rest of the start loop. At the beginning of the first lap I was in 6th and in the front group, then around a quarter of the way through the first lap, my chain snapped which meant I had to run until the pits, dropping me down to the back of the race. After changing bikes I found my rhythm again and started picking riders off for the rest of the race. Happy to get 22nd considering the circumstances, big thank you to Cycling Ulster for the opportunity and experience and to everyone who helped over the weekend
Dean Harvey (Elite Men) 29th/64
I tried to make the most of my good gridding on the front row, but ended up starting too fast and quickly went backward. I tried my best to get into a rhythm and started to come back a bit towards the end of the race, but it was too late to do anything. A disappointing race, but a good weekend. Thanks to all the staff and cycling Ulster for the opportunity and support.
Curtis Neill (Junior Men) 23rd/51
This was only my second British Championship level CX race and at this stage, it’s all valuable experience for me. I had a great starting position for the race today after scoring UCI points last weekend, however after a rider unclipped in front of me off the start I ended up further back than I had hoped on the first lap. I managed to make up a few places but a crash and getting caught behind other rider’s crashes meant I dropped a few places towards the end although 23rd was my best result to date. A big thanks to Cycling Ulster for the opportunity and to all the helpers for their support.
Aine Doherty (Under 16 girl) 8th/41
It was a tough race at Falkirk on a challenging course, I was gridded front row and tried to use it to my advantage getting myself up into the top 5. I was able to stay there for the majority of the race but towards the end, I made a few slight mistakes that cost me to drop to 8th. It was a great experience and I want to thank Cycling Ulster for the opportunity and all the support throughout the weekend.
Zoe Lindsay (Under 16 girl) 40th/41
This weekend I was selected for the Cycling Ulster team for the Falkirk CX.I was gridded near the back as this was my first ever British CX race. It was a step up from the races at home with there being a lot more girls. My race result was not the result I wanted. But overall the race was a great experience. Thanks to Cycling Ulster for selecting me and to all the helpers over the weekend.
Darcey Harkness (Elite Women) 12th/25
Technical racing around a tough course at Falkirk. Being gridded front row I got a good start. A pretty solid race in the end and happy to come in 12th elite (8th U23). Thanks to Cycling Ulster and the staff for their support all weekend.
Team Manager: Graham Boyd
Support Staff: Brendan Doherty, Philip Harkness, Steven Lindsay, Philip Neill
Other results of the Cycling Leinster Team and Individual Irish and Ulster riders who traveled to Falkirk
Roisin Lally IRL Torelli-Assure-Cayman Islands Female U23 10th.(15th overall)
Caoimhe May IRL Cycling Leinster Female U23 15th (24th overall)
Liam O’Brien IRL Fermoy cycling club Men Junior 18th (51 entries)
Emma Smith IRL Cycling Leinster Female Junior 33th (41 entries)
Annie Roche IRL Cycling Leinster Female Junior 16th
Katie Reilly IRL Cycling Leinster Female Junior 29th
Ellen Murray IRL Cycling Leinster Female Junior 32th
Seth Dunwoody IRL Shelbourne/Orchard Men U16 25th
Samuel Coleman IRL Shelbourne/Orchard Men U16 27th
Conor Murphy IRL Rostrevor Mountain Bike Club Men U16 33th
Oisin May IRL Orwell Wheelers Men U16 38th
Daniel Scott IRL Shelbourne/Orchard Men U16 49th
Faith Robinson IRL Bray Wheelers Female U16 29th
Aine Reilly IRL Orwell Wheelers Female U16 37th
Mya Doocy IRL Navan RC Female U16 41th
Curtis McKee IRL VC Glendale Men U14 4th (50 entries)
Rian McCrystal IRL Bellurgan Wheelers Men U14 29th
Emer Heverin IRL Kinning Cycles Female U14 13th (31 entries)
Cara Suckling IRL VC Glendale Female U14 24th