Irish pair Mark Downey and Felix English have this evening taken their first victory in a race at the Six Day Series. The pair emerged victorious in the Elimination race on day two of the Berlin round of the series.

The pair who won the Madison at the Los Angeles round of last season’s UCI Track Cycling World Cup narrowly beat Belgians Moreno de Pauw and Kenny de Ketele with Dutch pair Wim Stroetinga and Piotr Havik taking third.

The result pushed the pair into the top ten on GC after lying in 11th place overall after the first evening of competition.

The other Irish rider competing in Berlin has also been performing admirably. Lydia Boylan was in 4th place overall after the first evening of the series after taking 3rd in the 10-kilometre Scratch race and fourth in the 10-kilometere Points race. In this evening’s racing, she has taken another third place, in the 7.5-kilometre Scratch race.


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