Everybody managed to improve their times but it was Mary Ryan who improved her time by the enormous margin of 4.21 and gained the maximum of 10 points. Second was Stephen Ryan with a time gain of 2.31, followed by Sean Dillon at 2.30, Keith Coyle at 2.29 and Rob Walsh at 2.14. For those that did not compete in the first time trail of the league in Stage 1, they were allocated double points based on their position within their category on the night. This gave Brian Devitt 10 points in the Category 1 group, Jimmy Hally 16 pints and David Desmond 8 points in the Category 2 group and Mat Crowe 6 points in the Category 3 group.
The overall table is starting to take shape and Rob Walsh of Galtee Wheelers has maintained his lead with 39 points. Sean Dillon has jumped up to second place with 36 points and Mary Ryan’s efforts moved her up to third place with 34 points. Those that improved their times by the biggest margin will struggle to further improve their time on Stage 5 so each placing in the road race could prove critical.
Stage 4 will be a handicapped road race and, depending on getting the required number of marshals, will take place from Tipperary Town, out to the roundabout on the outskirts of Cashel and back again to town. The route is a little rolling and will provide a good challenge for all riders. Sign on will be in the Sports Complex at 7.15pm on Wednesday evening with the Category 4 group starting at 7.30pm.