Susie : World Champion!!!

It is not without irony that when Irish cycling should be celebrating our latest World Champion, that the date coincides with the breaking of the Lance Armstrong story. Certainly over shadowed once again its news about doping that people are more interested in reading about. Susie Mitchell (Sundrive Track Team), took the Gold in the Women's 35-39 2km Pursuit when she overcame a 2 second deficit from the qualifying round. Yes indeed we are more interested in who cheated some years back than celebrating what is a remarkable achievement from a young woman who has risen to this pinnacle just five months after giving birth. This fact provides inspiration for all women, but even ignoring that, this is a remarkable athletic achievement in what is a relatively short time in the sport.

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