Mark Downey triumphs in Colombia World Cup race

It was the men's points race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup

BY Raf Diallo 15:16 Saturday 18 February 2017, 15:16 18 Feb 2017

Picture by John Walton EMPICS Sport

County Down cyclist Mark Downey has won the men's points race in the third round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Colombia.

The 20 year old from Dromore dominated the race and is now leading the World Cup ranking in the event.

He has secured back-to-back gold medals having won the points race in the second World Cup round in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. 

He shared his delight to Cycling Ireland after the race. 

"This one means a lot more to me than Apeldoorn in the fashion that I won it, but yeah – I have a goal, and the plan up to it is going smoothly. All I’m saying is on to the next one," he said.

The next World Cup event takes place in Los Angeles next weekend.  

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