The race consisted on eight laps of a 10km circuit that was largely flat, with two small drags that were not long enough to cause any real difficulty. Although conditions were far from ideal, the racing was fast and a number of breakaways were formed and brought back. Pat sat comfortably in the bunch while Dermot got himself into a few of the breakaways over the first few laps, however as the race progressed it was becoming clear that things would come down to a bunch sprint and with further heavy rain through the race it was sure to become interesting. Breakaways continued to form throughout the race however none of them were allowed to get any more than 15 to 20 seconds away and the bunch always had things under control.
At the end of lap 6 the fast moving bunch was lapping another rider, however due to a failure of the riders to shout or signal warnings the slow moving rider was clipped on the shoulder and went down heavily. Unfortunately Pat was directly behind and ran straight into the grounded rider, going down heavily himself and, considering his helmet was badly damaged, was lucky to escape any serious injuries except for a few cuts . The race continued and finished in the inevitable high speed sprint with Dermot getting up to get over the line to take fourth place.