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Midland League Stage 1

posted 30 Apr 2013, 03:09 by Kevin Monaghan
Paul Crowley
Thursday 18th April saw the opening round of the Midland League 2013. Lakeside Wheelers were well represented in the A/B and C/D categories. First group off on the evening was the B group with a 1 min 45 sec lead on the A group. From the off the pace was high and the B group managed to stretch the gap on the first lap out to 2 minutes. The A group worked well together to pull back in the handicap. The groups were back together on the last lap with the finish ending in sprint. Paul Crowley took 3rd, John Murray 4th and Billy Cunnane 8th.

The next race off on the evening was the C/D race. The D group were the first to start with a 4.30 min advantage on the chasing C group. The C group worked well together and had the gap down to 1 minute on the 2nd lap. On the final lap a breakaway group managed to get across to the D group. Again it came down to a bunch sprint with Aidan Daly taking 4th and John Tully taking 5th. 

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