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posted 19 Jul 2010, 03:54 by Kevin Monaghan   [ updated 26 Jul 2010, 01:24 ]
Please find attached the results from Stage 6 of the Club Race League from Thursday last week.
Good turnout of 38 riders plus marshals and spectators.
Another good night for the Red category with all groups caught on the 3rd lap. In the sprint for the finish Steve Franzoni, Robbie Kenny and Mark O’Hara took the top 3 places. Other notable performances were Damien O’Brien in 6th place and Ken Berry taking 10th place and first yellow category rider home.
Ken Berry, David Shaw and Paddy Whelan were the first 3 yellow category riders and Nigel Scarff, Carmel Dolan and Paul Grealy (Midwest Road Club) were the first 3 Blue category riders.
Don’t forget that the final league table is based on you best 7 of 8 results. So this will shake up the leader board and each category standings a bit – so keep an eye on it! From Stage 6 onwards the league table positions are sorted by your best 5 of 6 results. Based on this sorting the leaders are - Nigel Scarff  leads the league overall with 218 points, followed by Mark O Hara 217 points, Robbie Kenny 216 points, Richie Lenihan  215 points and Paula Murray with 211 points.
Race Leader
Nigel Scarff
Leaders of Each Category:
Red: Mark O’Hara
Yellow: Richie Lenihan
Blue: Nigel Scarff
There is high participation in each of the 3 categories (Red, Yellow and Blue) which is allowing the points system work as planned and resulting in riders from all categories in the hunt for final positions.
Thanks to Richie Lenihan (Head Marshall) Mark Monaghan (sign-on) and the full team of marshals last week. See the results for the full list of marshals on the night. Cannot have a race without them.
We ask that where possible Tri bars bare removed from road stages of the league. However we must insists that Tribars are not used at ant time during the races in Dysart.

If a faster group is passing a slower group, the slower group should keep to the left hand side of the road as much as possible and make a visual check that all of the passing group has actually passed before trying to “jump on” the back of the group. The faster group must exercise caution when catching and passing a   slower group. We all get a bit excited, myself included, when passing another group but please remember the roads are not closed and keep to our own side of the road and don’t pass the slower group if its not safe to do so.  It’s a good idea to call road hazards like a pot holes and approaching cars as you would on a training spin. Shout the hazard and please repeat the hazard back through the group so the riders at the back of the group are aware of what is ahead.

Thanks to Fonsie in the Village Inn for accommodating us each week.

The next round of the Club Race League is this Thursday July 29th (Stage 7) .

Kevin Monaghan,
26 Jul 2010, 01:23
Kevin Monaghan,
26 Jul 2010, 01:23
Kevin Monaghan,
26 Jul 2010, 01:23