It's 'Greg Day' in Wicklow as Irish ace takes Enduro prize
Greg Callaghan made it a fairytale day for the home crowd when he won the Emerald Enduro in Carrick, Co Wicklow taking some serious scalps along the way.
It was a first ever win for the Dublin rider, who went full time last winter and recorded his first ever Enduro World Cup win in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.
Enduro mountain biking combines cross country riding and downhill racing, with fitness and tehcnique both crucial. In last weekend's race, there were seven special stages, with long rides in between. With only the downhill stages times, Callaghan finished with a time of 27 minutes 43.82 secs overall, putting him 15.91 seconds ahead of New Zeland's Justin Leov.
"When this race was revealed last year, I thought 'imagine winning that'. But I never thought it would actually happen - and now that it has ,it's like a dream come true. I had the perfect day."
Callaghan now third on the World Cup rankings , is competing in Scotland's Tweed Valley this weekend with five further World Cup stages to come.