With only 10km raced a break of 5 riders got off the front of the bunch and opened up a significant lead. Shortly afterwards two other riders jumped clear, who were soon followed by Dermot. He caught the two riders and together they chased hard to eventually join the five leaders. The breakaway was almost completely closed down in the final kilometre, with the tail end of the eight man group being swallowed up, however the sprint for the line kept the stronger riders just about clear of the bunch to race for the places.
Dermot was unlucky to pull his foot out of the pedal twice in the last 100 metres but still managed to finish in third place. Pat also put in an excellent performance, emerging as one of the stronger riders from the bunch to finish in twelfth position.