The fastest time on the night was again set by Dermot Radford but his time he was back on the previous attempt with a time of 22.10. Tommy Byrnes put in an impressive 22.52 followed by Pat Ryan with 23.23. All that is insignificant as the biggest personnel best improvement went to Eamon Bargery who knocked 3.51 of his previous best. Well done Eamon! Rob Walsh took maximum points in Stage 3 with the biggest improvement and also scored heavily again by improving on his time from again by a margin of 1.16. In third place was Keith Coyle with an excellent 40 second improvement on his previous best. Let’s see if they can do it again on Stage 7.
Interpreting the overall league table is difficult with only the three best time trial results and three best race results counting towards the overall score. Nevertheless, Joseph Murphy takes over the top spot with Brian Canny and Kevin Bergin sharing second place. There are a couple or riders looking like they have the slight advantage at this point, can you spot who they are?
Next week sees a return to road racing and to the flat route of Bansha to the New Inn roundabout on the Cahir/Cashel road as used in Stage 2. Last time out the different categories did not come together. With the improvements made in time trialling by the Cat 2s and 3s, and with some Cat 2s being upgraded to Cat 1, this time the handicaps are not quite as big. The starting times are as follows:
Cat 3: 00.00
Cat 2: 03.26
Cat 1: 08.39
Sign on is at the usual time of 6.45 to 7.10pm with the Cat 3s off at 7.15pm. There is plenty left to race for so it should be another good night of action.