Ireland’s Robin Seymour has just won his third consecutive first place title at the UCI 2018 Masters Mountain Bike World Championships in Andorra.

Seymour barrelled down the 4.2km track at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 July in a time of 1:14.01 to secure his title in the XCO Men’s 45-49 category.

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Image: Robin Seymour

“I’m most proud to represent Ireland here. It only sinks in when you see the variety of nations representing and winning medals. It is the greatest honour to put Ireland amongst the winners,” Seymour said in a recent Facebook post.

Seymour has been an Irish Mountain bike champion a total of 20 times, and an 18-time Irish cyclo-cross champion, so the thrill of an extremely competitive international race was a welcomed challenge.

The event was held at Vallnord Bike Park La Massana, where thousands of excited onlookers watched as participants over 30 years-old from over 30 different countries biked multiple laps down the 2,000m descent. The 2018 Mountain Bike World Cup featured the Olympic Cross-country (XCO) and the Downhill (DHI) races, in both the men’s and women’s categories. This event was the 20th in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) calendar this year.


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By Heather Snelgar

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