Tullamore Cycling & Touring Club Notes (April 8)

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Waller Cup

Bohermeen Cycling Club hosted the historical Waller Cup races on Sunday last. Tullamore Cycling and Touring Club sent an impressive team to bring home the silverware. Roisin Galvin and Sinead Molloy competed in the 4th round of the Intermediate Women’s League where both riders put in a great effort, making a breakaway on the 2nd lap but were unfortunately
caught by the group. The 50km race ended in a bunch sprint with Sinead taking 1st place and Roisin finishing within the top 10 riders.

Also at Bohermeen Dermot Keyes, Michael McConigley, Damien Dunne, Olivier Duputis and John Monaghan all took part in the A4 race which consisted of four laps on a circuit before finishing on a hill. The relatively flat course suited the lads and all riders finished strong in the bunch. Gordon Boland’s recent flying form continued in the A2 race in Bohermeen. He put in a great performance on Sunday making a breakaway and hit hard for the chequered flag. He was joined by other riders but took the win comfortably in the end. Boland is to be congratulated on his fantastic achievements in the few short weeks since the racing season began. Due to his several victories, he has been promoted from A4 to A3 to the A3 league, and he is now sitting among some of the best riders in the country.

IVCA League

The 3rd round of the IVCA league took place last Sunday in Summerhill. Eddie Scully took to the podium again after taking the win in his customary style. The club wishes to extend congratulations to Eddie Scully who had his 3rd win in a row. Well done to Richard Wyman and Mick Scully as well as Tom Fox and Vinny Wyer who all finished up in the bunch in their respective races.

Cliffs of Moher Challenge

On Saturday TCTC club members Aidan McNamara, Leo Tinkler and Kevin Byrne travelled to Clare to take part in the Cliffs of Moher Cycle Challenge which involved 1400m of climbing over the scenic 120km route.

Majorca

Well done also to Paula Tynan, Fiona Claffey and Ray Brown who tackled the Coll de Sa Batalla, a category 2 climb in Majorca last week.