Double Paralympic medallist Eve McCrystal won a sprint finish at the Elite Women Road Race National Championships to take gold in Sligo.

Lydia Gurley (Aerocoach) was narrowly beaten into silver, and Alice Sharpe (Torelli-Brother) took the bronze medal.

In the Junior Men’s Road Race Adam Ward (Powerhouse Sport) reigned supreme, winning the title in a two-man sprint for gold. Ben Healy (Zappi RT) added a silver medal to the National Time Trial Title he won last Thursday.

Aaron Doherty (NRPT) won bronze, sprinting from a three-man group.

"I have been waiting for this for so long, and I will wear my jersey with pride," said McCrystal (Garda Cycling Club) after the race. 

"It’s amazing – it’s a long time coming. I just can’t believe it.

"It was really hard – the climb, I just had to dig in on the third lap.

"I had to really hang in and do what I could do. At the end I had to see if I could go over the top with them and play to my strengths and go for the sprint."