A report and photos courtesy of Sean Rowe & results from Gary Mc Ilroy of promoter Usher Irish Road Club with thanks to both

2 ex Irish ladies Champions upfront…Very left Ellen Mc Dermott (Boompods NL) and Lara Gillespie (UCD & Illy Bikes BEL)

The final round of the truncated 2020 series took place this evening under blue skies and in brilliant sunshine. The 4 groups in this 50 minute plus 3 lap race came together a lot quicker than usual with only 25 minutes of racing completed. Thereafter it was always going to be a case of whoever can get away will contest the win as a group of this magnitude would be very difficult to marshall. Despite the best efforts of most of the A1 group at some stage in the following 40 odd minutes of effort, it came down to a bunch sprint to decide the outcome. This resulted in Richard Maes, Strata3 Velo Revolution taking the win by the absolute narrowest of margins from Thomas Walsh, Dan Morrissey Pactimo with Fintan Ryan, Kingspan completing the podium(Sean Rowe)

1.Richard Maes Strata 3/ VeloRevolution
2.Tomas Walsh Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
3.Fintan Ryan Kingspan-TrackProject.ie
4.Marc Potts Team Caldwell Cycles Omagh
5.Cian Keogh Spellman-Dublin Port
6.Mehall Fitzgerald U/A Munster
7.Sean Landers UCD CC
8.Ryan Byrne Spellman-Dublin Port
9.Andy Maguire Spellman-Dublin Port
10.Conor Murnane UCD Cycling Club
11.Conor Mc Kenna Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
12.Eugene Murtagh Lucan CRC
13.Paul Kennedy Bray Wheelers
14.Paul Norton Strata 3/ VeloRevolution
15.Stephen Hanna Velo Club Iveagh
16.Conor Gallagher UCD CC
17.Niall Whelan Murphy Surveys-Kilcullen CC
18.Mark Mearns Lucan CRC
19.Joe Burke Naas CC
20.Peter Kirwan Lucan CRC

First Woman
Ellen Mc Dermott Boompods 22nd
First unplaced Junior
Dylan Hayes Bikeworx Celbridge 24th
First Unplaced A2
Ryan Byrne Spellman-Dublin Port 8th
First Unplaced A3
Paul Kennedy Bray Wheelers 13th
Unplaced A4
Joe Burke Naas C