Absolutely delighted that Paul Bolger has taken Slaneys first win of 2014 at the super tough Des Hanlon Mem Road Race in Carlow today. Paul was cruelly robbed of victory in this race in 2010 so its really satisfying to take this win. Approaching the finish Paul was in a group of 12 that had broken away on the climbs but they were brought back with 4kms to go. With a big bunch sprint inevitable Paul was well positioned taking the roundabout at 500m to go and led out for a great win.
(Thanks to Sean Rowe for the great picture. We can confirm no cones were injured in the making of this photo!)
The Travellin’ Beerbellies on tour last Sunday!
***Best of luck to Slaney riders taking part in the Des Hanlon Memorial Road Race – Irelands Spring Classic – this Sunday in Carlow***
Saturday training ride: The Saturday training spin leaves the ALDI carpark at 9.30am. Pace is faster than Sunday at 27-30kph and distances longer. This weekends proposed ride heads to Ferns, Sliabh Bhuí, Carnew, Clonegal, Bunclody, Kiltealy, Ballymackessey and home. Just under 100km with two good climbs. Forecast ok, cool and windy with some showers. Murry welcomes anyone attacking him on the climbs as he prepares for the Marmotte. No need to wait for him. MMcD.
Sunday tour: The Sunday tour leaves the Duffry Gate at 10.00am. Sunday tour – Enniscorthy-Scarawalsh, Clohamon, Bunclody, Kildavin, Tullow Cross, Clonegal, Bunclody and home. PN.