Katie-George Dunleavy and Eve McCrystal have won a silver medal in the Women’s Tandem Pursuit Race on Day 2 of the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.

Dunleavy and McCrystal rode 3:27.358 to break their own Irish national record by over 3 seconds and qualify for the gold medal race against New Zealand pairing, Emma Foy and Hannah Van Kampen.

New Zealand set a new World Record of 3:20.819 during qualification and as a result went into the final as favourites.

The New Zealand duo led from the first time check and covered the 3 kilometre race in a time of 3:23.163, with Ireland taking the silver medal in a time of 3:31.396. The bronze medal went to Belgium’s Griet Hoet and Anneleen Monsieur.

Dunleavy and McCrystal will race again in the Women’s Tandem Time Trial, a 4-lap 1-kilometre race against the clock, tomorrow evening.

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