Fiona Mangan makes late surge to win Irish road race title

Fiona Mangan
Fiona Mangan (Image credit: Getty Images)

Fiona Mangan (Cynisca Cycling) is the new Irish road race champion after she claimed a dramatic victory in Athea, County Limerick on Saturday. She came home two seconds ahead of Grace Reynolds (Brother UK-Orientation Marketing) and 2023 champion Lara Gillespie (UAE Development Team).

A race run off at a staccato was ultimately decided on two breathless laps of a 5km finishing circuit around Athea. Reynolds had taken advantage of an earlier lull to forge clear alone with more than 40km, opening a maximum lead of more than two minutes.

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Barry Ryan
Head of Features

Barry Ryan is Head of Features at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is the author of The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation, published by Gill Books.

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