Colin Lynch and Mark Rohan have both won a silver medal in their respective Time Trials at the World Cup in Merano in their first International outing since the Paralympic Games last year.

This is a strong start to their season, with the Road Races due to take place over the weekend.

Handcycling Paralympic Champion Rohan was outpowered by Italian Luca Mazzone, who is new to the race scene, in the Time Trial, while Aaron Keith from the USA pushed Lynch into second place in the MC2 Time Trial. 

Speaking from Merano Head Coach Brian Nugent said “It is good to see where we stand at the beginning of a new cycle, especially when we are starting with two silver medals. There have been a number of changes in our squads and in the squads of other nations, so we are looking forward to the Road Races over the weekend and building on this performance towards the World Cup in Segovia next weekend.”