Diarmuid is taste of South East club
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.