Olympic Gold medallist and motivational speaker, Chris Boardman, supported fellow cyclist, Martyn Irvine after his win at the World Track Championships.
After watching Martyn win gold and silver medals at the championships, Chris saw that he was very popular with the crowd, stating "I think he was the people's champion on the track when he took that gold medal,".
Chris believes that Martyn and other Irish cyclists should receive a bigger budget; the cycling budget in Ireland is currently 86,000 compared to the GB budget of £8 million. He hopes that Martyn’s recent achievement will attract more attention to cycling in Ireland and also create more funding opportunities for him.
Chris has high hopes for Martyn and is of the opinion that “he could be the person that starts the gold rush for Ireland.”
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