Ras Maigheo Update after Stage One

This weekend our clubmen Flor O’Mahony and Brendan O’Sullivan are taking Part in Ras Maigheo a combined A2 and A3 timed Stage Race .

The stage today started in Westport and took the riders to Leenane-Tullycross-Leenane and to the finish in Westport a total of 103kms. The lads rode well in a race that was pitted with tough crosswinds and block headwinds on vast open territory with roads which provided little to no shelter. A break of 6 got clear at the Kom @ 33kms it reduced to 5 and the was bridged across to by 6 riders.

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Flor had a very good day for his first race of the season and in a hotly contested race with an average speed 37.7km/hr he finished comfortably in the peleton which at one stage had split drastically during the race but eventually regrouped. Brendan had a tough day in the saddle loosing contact on the crosswinds but used the cavecade to his advantage to regain contact on two occasions.

Tomorrow see the riders take part in a 4km TT in the morning followed by a 90km Road Stage commencing at 1.30pm. Reports from racing in Limerick this weekend to follow.

Photos from todays time trial.

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