A 34 year old cyclist from Navan who was involved in a crash during a road race on the Adamstown to Carrigbyrne road last Sunday was pronounced dead today at Wexford General Hospital.
Sean Lynch, of Rathfeigh, was a member of the Drogheda Wheelers Club, and was a former member of Navan Road Club.
Drogheda Wheelers posted on Facebook: “It is with great sadness that Drogheda Wheelers Cycling Club announce the untimely death of its member, Sean Lynch following a tragic accident.
“The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the medical staff who cared for Sean following the accident and expresses its gratitude to Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club for its support during this difficult time.
“Drogheda Wheelers would like to extend its sincere sympathies to the Lynch family.
The race started from Camross covering a 22km route, heading towards Adamstown, turning left at Adamstown towards Carrigbyrne and then left onto the N25 towards Wexford, returning to the start at Camross.
A crash occurred involving a parked motorcycle near the end of the A3-Jnr race at around 1.40 pm and a competing cyclist suffered serious injuries.
He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Wexford General Hospital for further treatment. He never regained consciousness and sadly was pronounced dead today – four days after sustaining critical injuries.
The events that were underway at the time were halted and the event was abandoned.
Conditions were described as “perfect for racing.”
170 riders signed on and participated in the annual Frank O’Rourke Memorial Cycle Race promotion organised by the Wexford Wheelers Cycling Club.
Gardaí in New Ross have appealed to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or anyone with information to contact them on 051-426030, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.