Cycling: Emily Kay takes home two silver medals in Switzerland

In all, Ireland won four medals at the International Track Cycling Challenge

In what is a superb showing at the International Track Cycling Challenge held in Grenchen, Switzerland, Emily Kay has scooped two silver medals in two days, including the runner-up slot in Saturday’s Omnium.

Kay got things off to a superb start on Friday, netting silver in the scratch race and bronze in the points race. She then clocked up her second silver medal in Saturday’s four-round Omnium event; her combined points total from her third places in the scratch race, the tempo race and the elimination race plus 11th in the points race round saw her end the race 17 points behind the British winner Neah Evans and two points in front of Lily Williams (USA).

Ireland took four medals in all in the two-day track meet. Mia Griffin was third, one place behind Kay, in Friday’s scratch race.

Indeed the Irish haul was almost five medals: Kay teamed up with Alice Sharpe in the women’s Madison on Friday and finished just off the podium in fourth. Lydia Boylan and Griffin were just one place further behind in fifth place.

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International Track Cycling Challenge, Grenchen, Switzerland

Friday

Scratch race: Emily Kay 2nd, Mia Griffin 3rd, Lydia Boylan 6th, Alice Sharpe 8th

Points race: Kay 3rd, Boylan 10th, Sharpe 11th

Madison: Kay and Sharpe 4th, Boylan and Griffin 5th

Elimination race: Kay 7th, Sharpe 10th, Griffin 11th, Boylan 12th

Saturday

Women’s omnium: Kay second overall (third in scratch race, third in tempo race, third in elimination race, and 11th in points race); Griffin fifth overall (sixth in scratch race, fifth in tempo race, seventh in elimination race, 16th in points race); Boylan sixth overall (eighth in scratch, 12th in tempo, 13th in elimination race, winner of points race); Sharpe tenth overall (ninth in scratch, ninth in tempo, eighth in elimination, eighth in points race)

Women’s sprint: Orla Walsh 13th

Points race: JB Murphy 7th

Scratch race: JB Murphy 15th

Elimination race: JB Murphy 17th