Visit Nenagh Classic & Team Time Trial – 18th/19th April

Saturday 18th – Team Time Trial

Team: Jerry Ryan Red, Peter Leahy, Martin Bourke, Trevor Groome, Pat Healy, David Donovan

Martin Bourke, Peter Leahy, Jerry Ryan (Red), Pat Healy, David Donovan, Trevor Groome

Martin Bourke, Peter Leahy, Jerry Ryan (Red), Pat Healy, David Donovan, Trevor Groome

Well done to the team on finishing in 9th place on the Team Time Trial. This was the first time the club took part in a team time trial event, and were up against stiff competition in the Dutch crew of  Team NWVG who took overall honors.

Sunday 19th – Visit Nenagh Classic

A3 – Jerry Ryan Red

A4 – Pierce Butler, Trevor Groome, Peter Leahy, Ken Costello, Jim Bourke & Micheal Cahill

 

Big Day For The Club

No one could have predicted what way the day would turn out for UDCC as they prepared for the Visit Nenagh Classic. One of the toughest A4 races on the calender, the capacity field left Race HQ of the Abbey Court Hotel in glorious sunshine.

A tough course was laid on by Race Director van Dam that took the riders from Nenagh onto Five Alley, Ballina, Birdhill, Shalee Cross, Silvermines, Dolla, Templederry, Toomevara and back to Nenagh.

UDCC were to the fore, with Trevor Groome claiming the first KOM honor on the climb out of Dolla. Ken Costello repeated the feat on the second KOM. 2 hours after leaving nenagh, UDCC’s Pierce Butler led the way to claim his first win with Trevor Groome sprinting to 2nd place. One-Two in one of the toughest A4 races of the year. Ken Costello followed home in the main bunch also with Jim and Micheal successfully making it around also. Peter unfortunately punctured to prevent a strong finish.

Trevor Groome Sprints for 2nd

Trevor Groome Sprints for 2nd

Pierce Butler 1st, Trevor Groome 2nd

Pierce Butler 1st, Trevor Groome 2nd

Pierse Butler crosses the line to take first place in the Visit Nenag Classic a4 race.

Pierce Butler crosses the line to take first place in the Visit Nenagh Classic A4 race.