CYCLING: Bann duo get Ireland’s call

Dromore cyclist Mark Downey is in international action.
Dromore cyclist Mark Downey is in international action.
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Banbridge CC lads Matthew Teggart and Mark Downey have ended their summer seasons in perfect fashion.

They’ve both got the call-up to Ireland’s team for the 2016 Road UEC Road European Championships which take place in France from the 14 – 18 September.

The duo will both race in the U23 Men’s section across the Time Trial and Road Races.

Technical Director Brian Nugent: “We are delighted to be bringing such a large and competitive team to the European Championships.

“There’s a good mix of new and upcoming riders along with the experienced top level professionals on the team, this will not only be a competitive championships but it provides a great opportunity for the newer team members to learn from the best.”