Last nites inter club race down in Gweedore was once again a close run affair. FCC had 10 riders competing and a vote of thanks is due to Aaron, Danny X, Matthew, Ed B, Eamonn, big W., Richie, Gavin, Larry, and Mark M for competing very well after an epic journey.
The team bus, filled with post Italian winter bikes(sic), was driven by Gavin and after a good feed of pre-race Ritter bars we certainly fancied our chances. On arrival it was clear that we had a major challenge on our hands given the number of enthusiastic Errigal men getting ready to race.
The 21/2 lap course was flat to rolling on somewhat dead roads but interest was maintained by the strong NW wind which is a feature of this remote area.
More power to all FCC riders who strived hard throughout the race. Aaron, Matthew, and Danny worked diligently in scratch to chase down the early leaders but were not helped by the canny tactics of NPCC whose greater numbers made for a tiring battle.
At the line Aaron and Danny X had sufficient strength left to contest the uphill finish. This allowed FCC to garner 2 valuable league points which now leaves the league series nicely poised for the next round on July 20th, our home tie.
Thanks again to those who turned out. You did good!! Thanks also to Errigal for a well run, well marshalled race.
|Jordan McGinley||Errigal CC||15|
|Dylan McGarrigle||Errigal CC||14|
|Brian McBride||Errigal CC||13|
|Mark Buchannan||North Pole CC||12|
|Pat McLaughlin||North Pole CC||11|
|Rory Devlin||North Pole CC||10|
|Aaron Deane||Foyle CC||9|
|Danny Hunter||Errigal CC||8|
|Danny Logue||Foyle CC||7|
|Kevin Holian||Errigal CC||6|
|Dinny Doherty||Four Masters||5|
|Shaun McFadden||Errigal CC||4|
|Eddie Noone||North Pole CC||3|
|Aaron McBride||North Pole CC||2|
|PT Doherty||Four Masters||1|
|PLACE||CLUB POINTS||POINTS||SCORE TOTAL AFTER ROUND 2|
|North Pole CC||38||3||5|
|Four Masters CC||6||1||5|
Update: after a protest for not wearing club colours Mark Buchanan’s fininshing position was over-turned. This did not affect overall scores.