CYCLING: Bann duo get Ireland’s call

Dromore cyclist Mark Downey is in international action.
Dromore cyclist Mark Downey is in international action.

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.”