All photos courtesy of Sean Rowe who came all the way from Wexford to capture the brave

The Cycleways Cup promoted by Navan RC has had weather conditions to the extreme…The races started in wet conditions but got worse after the start…temperatures dropped…snow came in and many riders abandoned the race. A few “Irish Flandrien’s” kept racing and the cold doing the rest… some needed some medical care when finished but fine after a bit of heat entered their sore body’s again…no it is not ball room dancing

Darragh Zaidan thinking about his holidays in the sun and wish he was there now

Results A1: Angus Fyffe, Caldwell Cycles, took the 2019 edition of the Cycleways Cup in epic conditions more suited to polar bears than cyclists. Eventually 7 A1 riders finished this race on a day when you would not let your dog out. Conor McCann, Team Bioracer-DHL-FR Services, finished a fine second with Damien Shaw, Strata3 Velo Revolution rounding out the podium.

1. Angus Fyffe Caldwell
2.Conor McCann. DHL
3. Damien Shaw Velo Rev 
4. Aaron Doherty DHL
5. Sean Mc Kenna. Dan Morrisey 
6. Dillon Corkery DHL
7. Conor Murnane U.C.D

Results A2: Mitchell McLaughlin, 4 Seasons, took the A2 edition of the 2019 Cycleways cup today in Blizzard conditions. Darragh Zaidan, Arcane finished 2nd with Benny Smith, Armagh/Down taking 3rd. Only 8 A2’s finished the race.

1. Mitchel Mc Laughlin. Four Masters CC 
2. Darragh Zaidan Arcane CC 
3.Benny Smith. Armagh / Down 
4. Ray Cullen. Panduit Carrick Wheelers 
5. Sean Landers. UCD
6. Paul Woods Carlow CC 
7. Andre Grennel. Arcane CC
8. Ronan Mc Namara. Galway Bay

A3 results: A sprint decided this A3/Jnr race when Martin Peters, Gorey came up short against the experienced Colm Bracken, Murphy Surveyors. Frank McDermott, Oldcastle was the only other finished. That’s right, only 3 racers made the flag

1. Stanisliv Back. Vc Balrothery 
2. Gordon Boland. Tullamore 
3. Colin Chavin. Streamstown
4. Patrick Munnelly UCD 
5. George Duffy. Lucan 
6. Paul Noble. Slaney
7. Brendan Keogh. Galway Bay 
8. Patrick Donegan. Tullamore

Tuff ladies to…not even leg warmers… Jennifer Bates becomes an Irish Flandrienne