GOLD medal for Lara at the European Junior & U23 Track Championships

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #27888 by Louise Keane
Some breaking news from Aigle, Switzerland where Lara Gillespie is back in action on the track!

Lara is competing in the Junior & under 23 European track Championships this week despite still only being a first year junior.

Today Lara is competing in the Individual Pursuit and she has just qualified for the Gold/Silver medal ride off!! She is guaranteed a medal ...now to see which colour it will be!!

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3 years 8 months ago #27889 by Louise Keane
A new Irish Record for Lara in the Individual Pursuit on her way to the final!!

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3 years 8 months ago #27891 by Louise Keane
Medal Alert!!!!

Silver European championship medal for Lara Gillespie in another new Irish record 2:21.8. That’s twice in one day lara has broken the Irish record.

Well done Lara, we are so proud of you!

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3 years 8 months ago #27893 by Louise Keane
Photos from the medal presentation this evening where Lara won silver in the individual pursuit and broke the irish record twice in one day!





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3 years 8 months ago #27901 by Louise Keane
‪The Omnium today for Lara at the European Junior Champs. No rest for our silver medalist!!

The Scratch race is already over and a solid 5th to start with.

Keep it going Lara!

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3 years 8 months ago #27905 by Louise Keane
After 3 events Lara is in 6th place in the Omnium.. 1 event to go still, the Points race.

Orla H tells me she had a crash earlier in the Tempo Race so well done on completing the Elimination Race Lara, we hope you are ok and good luck later on with the Points Race?

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3 years 8 months ago #27908 by Louise Keane
Friday 24th August:

Another brilliant result from the European Junior Track Championships in Aigle, Switzerland..having gone into the final event of the Omnium in 6th position Lara just came 4th after getting points in 5 of the 7 sprints - only 1 other rider got points in more sprints. What an amazing result.

We’re all so proud of you Lara

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3 years 8 months ago #27913 by Louise Keane
Saturday 25th Aug

The Points Race for Lara today! I dont know how she does it...I'm exhausted just trying to keep up with the news;)

Best of luck Lara, keep it going - nearly time to put your feet up!

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #27917 by Louise Keane
Lara has just won GOLD in the Points Race at the European Championships!!!

Lara was in third with a few laps to go and moved into first. The points then swung between her and the Belgian & Ukrainian riders before Lara jumped clear to win by 30points to 25.

All of this too was despite Lara being sick last night.

Congratulations Champ, what a well deserved win.

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #27926 by Louise Keane
Lara is making the news for all the right reasons:)

Following on from her silver medal on Thursday in the Individual Pursuit and narrowly missing out on a podium place yesterday in the Omnium Lara cleaned up in the Points Race today and is now the European Junior Champion.

So far I have found articles on RTE and The42.ie (the sports section of the Journal.ie) I will post more links as I find them.

RTE news article

The Irish Times article

The 42.ie news article



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3 years 8 months ago #27931 by Louise Keane
‪Wrapping up at the European Junior Track Championships in Aigle today - Lara Gillespie & Gabby Homer have just taken 4th in the Madison.

Where do they get the energy from?

That’s two 4th places, a silver and a gold for Lara this week - what a weeks work. Well done and now enjoy some well deserved rest.
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