DONEGAL cyclist Mitchell McLaughlin set a new course record in east Donegal on Wednesday night,
McLaughlin, who is aligned to the Zappi Racing team in Italy, is currently at home in Drumkeen.
Competing in a 10-mile time trial event organised by the Strabane Lifford CC on Wednesday, McLaughlin set the new record from Lifford-Castlefin and back.
McLaughlin finished in 20 minted and 46 seconds.
McLaughlin spent a brief period in Italy last month. He finished 30th in a time trial and 50th in a race in his first event post-Lockdown, held at the F1 track in Imola, the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari
Prior to returning home, McLaughlin came second and 13th in an Extrgiro event in Faenza.