Irish National Champs organisers criticised for having to pull over women's peloton for men's race to pass

Decision to neutralise women's race on the final lap didn't go down well

(Image credit: chris catchpole)

The organisers of the Irish National road race attracted criticism over the weekend when the structure of the day's racing meant the women's peloton was forced to pull over for the men's race.

The Irish National Championships, held in Wexford, were won by defending champion Lydia Boylan (Team WNT) and Ryan Mullen (Cannondale-Drapac) respectively.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.