Mick Lally Memorial & Cycleways Cup

Well done to the Lads on Saturday in the Mick Lally Memorial taking 2nd, 3rd, and 4th behind Sean McKenna. A good account of what transpired throughout the race on sticky Bottle below.

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Full Article here: http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/mckenna-opens-2016-account-after-leaving-peloton-in-awe/

In the Cycleways Cup today a strong group of 10 riders escaped on the first time up the climb and they were not to be seen for the rest of the day. A group of approximately 10 riders including our own David Brody came close to closing the gap to the break but after a concerted chase closed the gap to just 30 seconds. Unfortunatley for David he was carrying a mechanical all day and wasn’t in a position to stand on the bike or accelerate to hard which slowed him somewhat. However it was up front where our own Daire Feeley was in the action. The last time up the climb saw Sean McKenna attack with Damien Shaw going across quickly. Ian Richardson was the last rider to join the group with Greg Swinnard getting dropped for the break. These 3 were to ride into the line with Shaw finishing ahead of McKenna and Richardson slightly distanced for 3rd. The remaining 6 riders chased hard but were never going to get back on term with the leaders. Our own Feeley was just pipped for 4th on the line by Adam Armstrong to take the sprint of 6 remaining riders from the initial break. David Brody would finish 15 just behind these riders as the 2 groups nearly merged in the final kilometers.

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In the A2 group Stephen Murphy would go on to finish 3rd to Ciaran Power who took the bunch sprint in a rather negative race more intent on marking and shutting down attacks that ride and developing the race. Stephen joined the team last July and has ridden 10 races with us and gone from zero points in A3 to A1 today. We think thats a super achievement and are looking forward to more from this young man.

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