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A-Group on Patrol Again

posted 27 Feb 2012, 13:15 by Kevin Monaghan
(by Mark Horohoe)   
I’m sure there will be a race report from Sundays Traders Cup race in Dundalk but I could not write the A group notes without saying a big congratulations to Billy Cunnane and Gareth Butler who took 1st and 3rd places respectively in the A4 category race on Sunday. Well done lads and a great start to the season for the club.

With a good contingent of the A group racing in Dundalk there was just one A-group on Sunday. With the new World Silver Medalist joining fresh from L.A. with us we took the route of Rochfortbridge, Moate, a small loop the others side of Moate towards (but not as far as) Ballinahown, back onto the Moate road, short stop in Kilbeggan and home by Dailystown. It was Build 1 Phase, week 3 in the training plan so we included two sprint sessions and this week worked on sprint technique including bike control such as hand position on the bars, gear choice and standing while sprinting. We completed 4 threshold efforts including the run in for home, with the duration just increased slightly from two weeks ago. The side wind and the straight roads gave us the opportunity to practice echelon formations that deal with this situation.

We met many groups of cyclists during the spin today, and at the stop we even met two more “secret trainers” enjoying the good cycling weather – It would not be fair to name (Ed and Conor) so I’ll not mention your names. Hope ye enjoyed your spin!  See Sundays route at:

A-Group members on duty in Dundalk
A-Group members on racing duty on Sunday in Dundalk