Kelly Murphy set a new Irish record as she finished sixth in the individual pursuit at the European Track Cycling Championships in Munich.

Murphy was up against German Lisa Brennauer, who set up a gold-medal clash against compatriot Mieke Kroger, and finished just over five seconds behind Brennauer in 3:26.362. Great Britain's Josie Knight and Anna Morris will face off for bronze.

"I was really pleased with that," Murphy told RTÉ Sport. "We haven't had much time on the track but we've worked on other things like our position and my pacing.

"I've been been doing team pursuit so that was a good introduction to the track.

"I was up against a really strong rider today. She's the current world champion, a stalwart of the peloton on the road, and a bit of a hero in the timed events on the track as well.

"So to be up against her and not get caught, I knew I was on for a good day."

Earlier, Orla Walsh was 14th in the 500m time trial in a time of 35.176, while Alice Sharpe recovered from two crashes in the women's elimination race final to finish 11th.

Ryan Henderson finished 10th in the BMX freestyle final on a score of 68. The east Belfast man was Ireland's first representative in the event at a major UCI championship.

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