Martyn Irvine finishes 10th in men’s scratch race at World Championships

Martyn Irvine
Martyn Irvine

Northern Ireland’s Martyn Irvine finished 10th in the men’s scratch race at the Track World Championships on Thursday.

The Ards rider – world champion two years ago – missed the five-man breakaway with a quarter of the race to go as Germany’s Lucas Liss took gold.

After being dominant in the first half of the race, Irvine was disappointed after the event.

“I just tried to keep it fast so it’s not so much a stop start race, that’s not my cup of tea,” he said.

“I think people know that by now. I was out of position maybe, and I didn’t have the grit to fight across, I was stuck with a few passengers, and then I was a passenger to be honest.”

Irvine will now turn his attention to his main target in Paris – the Olympic Omnium – that begins today.