Ireland’s David O’Loughlin posted a time of 4m26a102ms in the Men’s Individual Pursuit. This left him 11th in the overall standings and out of the eight qualification places.

O’Loughlin was drawn with the legendary Bradley McGee in his heat and came out of the blocks with incredible intensity and speed.

The Mayo born rider had a time of 1m08s9ms after 1km. After 2km he posted a time of 2m12s, two seconds ahead of McGee.

On 2.5km O’Loughlin clocked 2m45s. This was 1.23 seconds faster than McGee. At this point in time the Irishman was fifth fastest overall.

However, coming towards the close of the race O’Loughlin lost pace and blew up somewhat. After 3km he posted a time of 3m18s3ms and finished the race on 4m26s102ms.

This was a disappointing ride for O’Loughlin, well off the Irish record of 4m20s9ms.