The recent Three Day events around the Country over the May Bank Holiday weekend took their toll on riders as many were in recovery mode. As a consequence with a few less numbers than usual, we ran two groups tonight.
As the first group was called nearly every rider started out, leaving just seven for the scratch group with two of them looking all the more nervous. Arthur was on car duty and had the good sense to reduce the time gap between groups to 1.5 minutes.
This gave the chasers a real chance of catching what was the main bunch and they were in sights in advance of the approach to the first Nenagh roundabout. Just then the first of two punctures for the evening happened, one to your author after a determined offensive on a pothole, and another to a Tipp Wheelers rider that was heard described afterwards as a blowout of ‘semi-spectacular’ proportions.
As everything came together for the run-in, Sean Yelverton and Shane Scully did most of the attacking. However, it was West Clare CC rider Vinnie Gleeson who took the chequered flag on what was a windy but thankfully dry evening. A special mention to Joe Donworth whom we were delighted to welcome back to Limerick after the completion of his studies in Liverpool recently. Its only a matter of time before Joe finds the form that won him the Munster A3 Road Race Champion title last year.
Be sure to check out our details on the upcoming Limerick CC Classic Tour where we hope you can join us for one of the best run and most enjoyable sportives on the calendar.
Thanks for reading, ride safely, and we’ll see you next Tuesday.