Diar­muid is taste of South East club

Bray People - - SPORT -

WICK­LOW’S Diar­muid Ka­vanagh was the fastest South East Road Club rider in the re­cent three-day cy­cling event held in County Wex­ford. Com­peti­tors in the an­nual three-day cy­cling cer­tainly ex­pe­ri­enced the va­garies of the Ir­ish cli­mate on the first two days rac­ing.

On Satur­day's stage, there was a very Mediter­ranean feel to the day and this made for some ex­cit­ing bike rac­ing.

How­ever, due to a car crash on the fi­nal lap of the Gorey to Craan­ford to Camolin cir­cuit, when the rid­ers were no more than three kilo­me­tres from the fin­ish, the race had to be aban­doned.

Diar­muid Ka­vanagh, who has been only cy­cling for two years and has shown real po­ten­tial, was less than a minute off the win­ner's time Martin O'Con­nor was just three sec­onds off Diar­muid's time, while Murt Doyle and Tony Barnes recorded times un­der 10 min­utes for this very test­ing course. John Whyte and Ro­nan Short also put in very good times.

For the af­ter­noon stage, which fea­tures for laps of the 24 kilo­me­tre Gorey to Craan­ford to Camolin to Gorey Cir­cuit, com­peti­tors not only had to deal with the very irk­some head­wind, they also had to con­tend with heavy show­ers.

All of the SERC rid­ers fin­ished com­fort­ably in the bunch.

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