Midland League Round 9

Post date: Jul 06, 2014 9:38:33 PM

(By Billy Cunnane)

On Thursday 3rd June Shannonside CC hosted round 9 of the Midland League in Mount temple. Weather conditions were yet again perfect with a large number of Wheelers signed on across all categories. All races were 4 laps of a 14km challenging circuit. First race off on the evening was the A/B race. The B group containing 11 riders got a 2 minute advantage on the chasing A group which contained 18 riders. The A group got to work quickly and caught the B group after 1.5 laps. There were a few attempted breakaways but the finish came down to a bunch sprint with Myself 5th and Stuart Cox 7th.

The next race off was the C/D race with a total of 30 riders signing on. The D group of riders got a 1.5 minute advantage on the chasing C group with the C+ group a further 1.5 minutes behind. All the groups came together on the 2nd lap. There were a few attempted breakaways but none were successful. In the bunch sprint Michael Walshe was 3rd, David Boyne 5th and Derek Sheerin 7th.. Well done all. The next Midland League report will be on Round 10 which is taking place in Emo Co. Laois on Thursday 10th July starting at 7pm. Minimum of a club competition licence is required at sign on.

Wheelers to the fore in Midland League Round 9 Mount Temple 2014