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Irvine medals make Irish history at cycling worlds

Updated: February 21, 2013, 2:17 PM ET
Associated Press

MINSK, Belarus -- Martyn Irvine has made history for Ireland by winning its first men's medals at the world track cycling championships in 116 years.

Irvine won the silver in the individual pursuit and within an hour won the scratch race.

He's the first Irishman to medal at the track worlds since Harry Reynolds in 1897.

Irvine finished second to defending champion Michael Hepburn of Australia in the pursuit. He produced a spirited attack over the last 10 laps to claim gold in ...

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