Cycling: Richard Maes and Grace Young dominate in Thurles

Ciarán Byrne wins the A race at the Connacht Cyclocross League event

 

Richard Maes (All Human/VeloRevolution) and teammate Grace Young proved best in the Drombane Cross race in Thurles on Sunday, dominating the men’s and women’s races. Maes beat second-placed finisher Richard Barry (St. Finbarrs CC) by almost two minutes, while Young was over four minutes clear of Marcia Salvador (TC).

Elsewhere, Ciarán Byrne (VeloCity MTB) beat Nathan Kurensky (TWC Maaslandster) to win the A race at the Connacht Cyclocross League event at the Ballinrobe Racecourse in County Mayo. In the north, Christopher McGlinchey (Spectra Wiggle P/B Vitus) was 24 seconds clear of Dean Harvey (VC Glendale) in the GP Falling Leaves in Northlink Park in Belfast. Judith Russell (Phoenix CC) finished a lap clear in the elite women’s event.

Drombane Cross Round 3 Munster CX League

A Race: 1 Richard Maes (All Human/VeloRevolution) 55 mins 29, 2 R Barry (St. Finbarrs CC) 57’15, 3 T Woods (All Human/VeloRevolution) 59’54, 4 C Hennebry (MIG) 1 hour 44’, 5 P Clifford (Killarney Cycling Club) 1 hour 1’1

Women’s A race: 1 Grace Young (All Human/VeloRevolution) 44 mins 12, 2 M Salvador (TC) 48’30, 3 N O’Dwyer (unattached Leinster) 50’

B Race: 1 Darren Allison (Raparee Cycling Club) 44 mins 17, 2 D Radford (unattached Munster) 45’39, 3 D Tutty (Dungarvan CC) 46’6, 4 P Rutecki (unattached) 46’26, 5 D Hanrahan (Panduit Carrick Wheel) same time

Junior race: 1 Sam Bolger (Killarney CC) 47’4, 2 C O’Shea (Verge Sport PI Cycles) 47’18, 3 C Finnegan (Sliabh Luachra Cycling) 1 hour

Under 16: 1 Cal Tutty (Dungarvan CC) 33’16, 2 R McCarthy (Dungarvan CC) 33’54, 3 W O’Connor (O’Leary Stone Kanturk) 34’18

Connacht Cyclocross League Ballinrobe Racecourse Co Mayo

A race: 1 Ciarán Byrne (VeloCity MTB), 2 N Kurensky (TWC Maaslandster), 3 A Hammond (Castlebar CC), 4 M Quigley (All human-VeloRevolution), 5 N McLoughlin (Westport Covey Wheelers)

B race: 1 Keith Raymond (Bottecchia Racing Club), 2 S Barnicle (Western Lakes CC), 3 G Collins (Cunga CC), 4 M Flanagan (Galway Bay CC), 5 P Little (unattached)

GP Falling Leaves Northlink Park Andersonstown Belfast

Elite men: 1 Christopher McGlinchey (Spectra Wiggle P/B Vitus) 54 mins 48, 2 D Harvey (VC Glendale) 55 mins 12, 3 D Rafferty (Villeneuve Cycliste) 55 mins 17, 4 D Moore (Team Caldwell Cycles) 57 mins 6, 5 G Kinning (Kinning Cycles Cycling Club) 58 mins 18

Elite women’s race: 1 Judith Russell (Phoenix CC) 45 mins 31, 2 M Hawkins (Dromara Cycling Club) at 1 lap, 3 C Martinez (Chain Reaction Cycles) at 1 lap

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