The smooth roads of Monaghan presented us with a classy Grand prix
After a morning of youth racing, the roads just outside Monaghan Town had another feast of racing to witness with the senior races of the Emyvale GP. The A-race had a smaller field with about 20 A1’s, and a slightly bigger A2 entry who tried to defend their handicap of a couple of minutes but to no avail as after lap 1 this was rectified by the scratch group of A1’s. A little rest and 7 riders decided to go for it…yesterday’s Hilltown GP winner Lindsay Watson (Powerhouse)took 6 riders with him in the break and went “UP THE ROAD” with his teammate Xeno Young, Cathal Clark (Armagh Down) working at his come back year, Angus Fyffe (Caldwell Cycles) Ryan Reilly (Dan Morrissey-Mig-Pactimo) Constantin Bartels (Waterford RC) and David Brody (Castlebar) and never be seen again by the small chasing bunch lead by newly A1 status Mitchell McLaughlin (Four masters) After a few laps the distance was to big to overcome and the prizes went to the lead group. A sprint to the line as a result with the Powerhouse boys doing what they do best…winning races!!
The A4 race
The Women’s race (CU and CI league)
Last but not least the Masters Race as part of the CU Masters League
A few random photos of the afternoon to finish this report. More on https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10156433858678691