The Elite Women’s Race at the Irish National Road Race Championships was won by Lydia Boylan (Team WNT) for the third time in a row. n

The riders faced 5 laps of the circuit which totalled 97.6 kilometres and no break managed to get clear until the last lap when Boylan broke away to quickly gain a nine second lead which she stretched to 15 seconds by the time she reached the line.

Lauren Creamer (NCC Group – Kuota – Torrel) won silver, with Ellen McDermott (EDCO Continental) taking bronze.

Delighted with her solo win Boylan, known for her bunch sprint, said: “I always thought there’s nothing better than winning solo so I thought I’d go hell for leather on the climb, and see what happened. I could see they weren’t gaining, then 1km to go came, and 300m came.”

Photo: Graham Healy

Women’s Elite:
1 -Lydia Boylan (Team WNT)
2 – Lauren Creamer (NCC Group – Kuota – Torrel)
3 – Ellen McDermott (EDCO Continental)


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