The UK based Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure cycling Team have finished the season with the Irish National Medals that have eluded them in recent years, winning both the Team Sprint & the Team Pursuit at Sundrive Velodrome on Saturday (October 10th).
Torelli sent a very strong team of Irish Internationals to the event (Autumn Collins, Deirbhle Ivory, Caoimhe O’Brien, Jennifer Bates) .
Collins and Ivory won the opening Team Sprint event ahead of the Irish teams, with Arcane Women’s Team taking Silver (Kissane / Taggart) and the Sundrive Track Team (Loscher / Mitchell) taking Bronze.
Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure then produced a great ride to win the Team Pursuit, getting close to the record times set by both Sundrive Track Team, and Arcane Women’s Team in recent years on a blustery day at Sundrive Velodrome.
Nikki Taggart (Arcane Women’s Team) stopped Torelli taking a clean sweep of Gold Medals ending a remarkable return to cycling by winning her first Irish National Title – beating pre race favourite Deirbhle Ivory (Torelli) in both her qualifying heat and the final.
A great day for Women’s Cycling , with the standard growing (even under Covid restrictions).
2020 Team & Keirin Track Championship
Gold: Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure A
Silver: Arcane Women’s Team A
Bronze: Sundrive Track Team A
4 Sundrive Track Team B
5 Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure B
6 Arcane Women’s Team C
7 Arcane Women’s Team B
8 SundriveTrack Team C
WOMEN TEAM PURSUIT
Gold: Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure
Silver: Sundrive Track Team A
Bronze: Arcane Cycling Team A
4 Quanta Scott Orwell
5 Arcane Cycling Team B
6 Sundrive Track Team B
Gold: Nikki Taggart – Arcane Women’s Team
Silver: Deirbhle Ivory – Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure
Bronze: Eimer McMullan – UCD
4 Autumn Collins – Weston Homes-Torelli-Assure
5 Anne Coleman – Sundrive Track Team
6 Susie Mitchel l- Sundrive Track Team
7 Grace Irvine – Arcane Women’s Team
8 Aisling Conlon – Sundrive Track Team
9 Hannah Tilly – Arcane Women’s Team
10 Orla Hendron – Orwell