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DWCC OPEN RACE REPORT

The A 4 race saw almost 80 riders compete for the Willie Marks Memorial Cup ,

With Tullamore CTC now sporting a new kit with Castle Paints their main Sponsor it was fitting that they provided the Gloss as they filled the Winner and Runner Up Spots .

The Winner was Gordon Boland who pulled well clear of the A4 field and had 1 Minute 30 Seconds over Richie Wyman who took the Bunch sprint in fine style both these men are known as the bearded wonders in the Tullamore CTC the win was not a surprise to those who have know Gordon who has wintered well and pulled out a unassailable lead last week in a Reliability Test in Galway .

The A3 Contest saw the Freshman Jason Kenny who joined UCD from Comeragh CC this year take a commanding lead early on in the race from a couple of pursuers and showed good resolve to remain in front for 60 Kmís at the finish he was almost reeled in by Boheermeen CC Junior rider Aaron Rafferty who took second spot ahead of Oisin Smith & Barry Swan both from the D.W.C.C.Conor Murphy Rogers ( Scott Orwell Wheelers ) placed 5th Aaron Wade ( Vitus Chill NRPT ) was 6th.

The A2 / A1 Race was handicapped with the A2ís starting 2minutes ahead of the A1ís but the had become one group by the end of the first lap which saw a 3 man beak with 12 seconds from a group of chasers, in the break were Daragh Mc Arthur ( Donegal Bay ) Charlie Prendergast ( Castlebar CC ) and Anthony Zippy Doyle (Strata 3 Velo Revolution )

The chasers saw Sean Moore & Cian Sutcliffe ( Bio Racer DHL ) Sean Mc Kenna ( Dan Morrissey ) Conor Murnane and Simon Jones ( UCD ) and two other riders .

The break was reeled in but Prendergast again slipped away this time with Sean Moore ( BIO RACER DHL ) and it was Moore who proved the stronger in the final sprint for the line he pulled out a ten length win over Prendergast Conor Murnane ( UCD ) took 3rd with Sean Mc Kenna 4th Anthony Zippy Doyle 5th and Liam Curley 6th .

A great days racing was enjoyed by the spectators in very wintery conditions .

Yours in Sport

John Hammer

Pictures of the race are on Link

Facebook/John Hammers Photos

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