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Billy Cunnane Wins in Dundalk

posted 27 Feb 2012, 13:31 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 27 Feb 2012, 13:38 ]

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On Sunday 26th February Lakeside Wheelers sent a nine man team to one of the early season open races - the Traders Cup Dundalk. With eight riders in the A4 Race and John Murray representing us in the A1 Traders Cup race finishing strongly in the bunch.  

However, all the action was in the A4 event where we were represented by Damien O’Brien, Colm Lynch, Billy Cunnane, Gareth Butler, Colin and Barry Pierce, Ken Berry, Mossy Keane and Eoghan Kevlihan.  On what was a testing 17km lap with a headwind and draggy finish and a lot of punctures from what I hear we had three puncture for different racers (I won’t name & shame don’t worry Ken, Damien & Eoghan) oops looks like I did!   By all accounts the team were all riding very well and keeping their powder dry by staying near the front of the race that was until the old puncture fairy reared its ugly head.

It was Billy who stole the show, in his first race since 1988 he tells us, leading out the bunch sprint, followed closely by a strong challenge by Gareth in 3rd on his debut open race.   Well done boys!  It’s great to see all that hard work over the winter has really paid off. Summerhill and Navan races next week.