It has been some day for Ireland's Martyn Irvine. First he wins silver in the Individual Pursuit. And then...
His first interview as World Champion
Ireland's cycling community were rightly overjoyed
— Matt Brammeier (@Mattbrammeier85) February 21, 2013
— Dan Martin (@DanMartin86) February 21, 2013
It takes a lot to get my father excited these days so congrats to @martyn_irvine , the "new King of Irish Cycling." Praise indeed.
— Paul Kimmage (@PaulKimmage) February 21, 2013
Delighted for @martyn_irvine - has worked so hard, kept going through periods of self doubt and is now world champion - bravo
— Shane Stokes (@SSbike) February 21, 2013
— Felix English (@FelixEnglish11) February 21, 2013
Irvine's medals were only the 4th and 5th medals won by Irish cyclists in track cycling, after Harry Reynolds with 2 in the 1890s and Caroline Ryan last year. Irvine is the 3rd Irish man to win the UCI's rainbow jersey after Mark Scanlon (Junior 1998) and, of course, Stephen Roche (elite 1987) in the Road Race World Championships.