Maeve Gallagher and Ben Healy were the top Irish finishers on day five of the World Road Championships in Innsbruck today.

Gallagher finished 26th and Healy 25th in the Women's and Men's Junior Road Races, respectively, after a day of racing on some of the most arduous terrain ever presented at a world championships.Gallagher and Lara Gillespie were Ireland's representatives in the 72.7km Women's Junior race in the morning.

Two difficult climbs served to splinter the peloton into various smaller groups until local rider Laura Stigger sprinted in ahead of three others to take the rainbow jersey .