Paul McDermott Beats the Blues to Win Stage 3

posted 29 May 2013, 15:36 by Kevin Monaghan
Looking out my window and seeing the golf ball size hailstones falling at 5:30  it was looking that the race might not go ahead at all, but hankfully the bad weather lifted and we had a great evening's racing. Eoghan Kevlihan was race organiser for the evening with Roy Carey taking on the head marshal duties. Thanks to all who marshalled on the night with out your help the races can’t go ahead.

First off the night was the blue category and with numbers a bit low the decision was made to send the group all together. The group seemed to ride well together and used the large time gap to their benefit and were to stay away for the duration of the race. Next up was the yellow category, divided into their respective groups, which set off in earnest to catch the blue group ahead followed closely by the red category.

It was apparent at the start of the last lap of four of the tricky Dysart lap, that the winner was to come from the blue category as the gap hadn’t come down enough for them to be caught even though all the other groups had come back together apart from the red 4 group. Well done to Paul McDermott who took the overall stage win for the second stage in a row and blue category win on the night followed closely by Pearse Corroon, John Gavigan & Frankie Wright (all Blue category) next in was sprinting specialist Conor Hughes (Red) who took the bunch sprint ahead of Brendan Kiernan (Red) & David Boyne (Yellow) First Conor Hughes still leads the Red group after two stages with Conor Canton leading the Yellow group and John Gavigan now leading the Blue. Conor Hughes is still leading the overall with Conor Canton in second  and John Gavigan in third. 

Conor Canton will wear the race leaders jersey for the next stage as Conor Hughes is away on holidays. Unfortunatley the complete table is not fully ready yet due to some technical difficulties but we will send it out as soon as possible.