Photos courtesy of Nancy Goossens (BEL) or otherwise indicated, with thanks.
It all started with BP Graduate 2019 Matthew Devins getting away in the first laps of the 80 km junior race in Flemish Brabant and stayed away for a couple of the 10 laps (photo above) till about halfway when Kevin and Cathir shook of the nearly 70 strong junior bunch to join Matthew upfront. Due to his enormous effort, Matthew couldn’t be of help anymore and had to let his friends go and they disappeared into the horizon and never to be seen again by the chasing peloton which still had Nathan in it, and he hang about on the front to make sure he would take some honours at the finish (which he did with a very respectable 6th) With Cathir already a win a few days ago in Kooigem (W-Flanders) they didn’t sprint for it and Kevin had the chance to record a magic win in Belgium. Matthew didn’t finish the race but Kevin mentioned his hard work to establish the domination of the Irish in the race, this when interviewed after his win by local media. 4 different home teams members working together abroad…something I am very pleased with, and surely a big promotion for Irish Junior racing !!