Drew Armstrong From Kilmore To Ride For Ireland


Drew Armstrong (18) from Kilmore has been selected to represent Ireland in the Enduro World Series Trophy of Nations in Finale Ligure, Italy on Sunday 29th September. He is certainly a young man on a mountain biking mission.

Drew is part of a three-man Ireland team selected to compete in the Under 21 category and was the top Irish rider impressively gaining the most points throughout the season. Drew and the team have high hope’s for the race and believe it is a good opportunity to make a name for themselves on the world biking scene.

Having become the Irish champion in 2019, Drew Armstrong raced the 2019 Season for Vitus First Tracks Race Division competing in races in Ulster, Ireland, Britain, and in Europe and the Enduro World Series.

Drew Armstrong in action. (Photo by Nelson Martins).

A student of the Down High School, he is in his final year of A-Levels, studying at Down High School, in Downpatrick.

Curently ranked as 21st in the world, Drew is taking nothing for granted when he heads to Italy for two weeks to compete in the world finals. He said: “This is the big one… the final of world champions of the Enduro. They come from all over the world, around 28 of them.

“The competition for our team will be stiff but we are in goof form and confident. The format is that we race against the clock in stages and the best time wins basically. It is a collective time.

“My team partners are Jack Devlin from Hilltown and Ross Ennis from Dublin who are also very experienced.

“But before the Enduro world final I have another big race in Switzerland first and this should help me get fighting for for the world championship. I’m looking forward to it and it would be absolutely great to bring the trophy back to County Down.”

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