World Medallist Caroline Ryan Calls Its A Day

One of Ireland’s most-decorated track cyclists, Caroline Ryan, has announced her retirement this morning, bringing the curtain down on an illustrious career.

The 37-year-old represented Ireland on the international stage for eight years with the stand out moment happening when winning the country’s first World Championship medal in over 100 years.

Ryan’s crowning moment came at the 2012 World Track Championships in Melbourne where she claimed bronze in the Velodrome before going onto win another bronze at the Track Cycling World Cup in Mexico the following year.

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The Kildare native, also a multiple-National champion, also was part of the first bike to win a medal for Ireland at Paracycling World level when she and Catherine Walsh won silver at the 2009 Paracycling World Track Championships.