Newry 3 day done and dusted. Would have liked to be in the mix but Saturday saw me loose touch out of the break. That was any chance of GC gone, just nothing in the legs. On my way backwards, Thomas, guest riding for us, was on his way forward. He managed to get into a late move and get into the top 10 GC.
Sunday we where looking to get Thomas in to a break. Though with Newry looking the over all from Powerhouse it would have to be the right combination off riders. With a hand full of mile to go Thomas slipped up the road with 2 others, while Newry and Powerhouse marked each other. Yellow jumped across to make it 4 men and even taken the stage, oh and ALL the other jerseys. A great ride from Adam Ward. Thomas Sprinted out for 3rd.
As for me haven’t even looked at GC. Went through the horrors a few times. Lack of training. Luke impressed me for this first stage race. Tour of North next year??? Guest rider Phil Doyle from Killinchy also very switched on and falling the moves, know who he wanted to go with.
A big well done to Newry CC, guys put on an excellent show. Ive always heard mixed reviews about this stage race from some riders and I don’t know what this was based on. With no A1’s there was racing from the GO. Hard stages, but just right for 2nd and 3rd cats.