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Seventh spot for Caroline Ryan at World Track Championships in Belarus

Updated: Friday, 22 Feb 2013 20:39 | Comments

The pack clawed back Caroline Ryan in the dying stages of the scratch final
The pack clawed back Caroline Ryan in the dying stages of the scratch final

Ireland’s Caroline Ryan flagged dramatically in the closing stages of the scratch race at the World Track Championships in Minsk to finish seventh.

Ryan was seeking to claim her second World Championships medal - after points race bronze in 2012 - in the 40-lap (10-kilometre) event and follow Martyn Irvine's successes on day two, her team-mate who won men's scratch gold and individual pursuit silver.

She initiated the break 12 laps out and had two accomplices, but defending champion Katarzyna Pawlowska of Poland overtook her and claimed the victory, with Mexico's Sofia Arreola Navarro second.

Ryan was floundering as the line approached and she was overtaken by the pack as Russia's Evgeniya Romanyuta claimed bronze.

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