Irish Olympic pick to be decided this weekend

Multiple Irish cross country champion Robin Seymour is expected to secure his place in this summer's Olympic Games on Sunday, when he takes part in the last of three selection events held to determine which Irish rider will be sent to Beijing. Round three of the K-Capital Cup cross country series heads to Djouce Woods near Bray in County Wicklow on Sunday. No less than thirteen overseas elite men are expected to make the trip to Ireland for the UCI Category 2 race.

After finishing second and first in the other races, Seymour has a clear lead for the Irish Olympic spot over Niall Davis. It would take a win by the latter plus a DNF from Seymour in order for the younger rider to get the nod for the 2008 Games. The third rider in the running, Conor McConvey, took a fine third place in the second round held in Moneyscalp Wood but missed out on the first due to a broken shoulder. The resulting loss of points makes it impossible for him to now aim for Beijing.

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