Wicklow teen takes gold in European cycling championships

Photo by Union Européenne de Cyclisme

Wicklow native Lara Gillespie has added gold at the European Junior Championships to her aready sizeable list of achievements.

The 17-year-old won big in Switzerland on Saturday night when she finished first in the Junior Women’s Points Race at the track cycling European Championships.

The cycling prodigy from Enniskerry had picked up a silver medal at the individual pursuit only days before.

Gillespie was crowned Junior Women’s Champion at the Irish Road Race Championships last month and has achieved four gold medals at the Irish Junior Track Championships.

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