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Thanks to all the Marshall’s who assisted during the day, and thanks to all the cyclists for coming and supporting Bourke Waste Ras Mhaigheo.
A bold late attack saw Charles Prendergast solo to victory in the 82km Ras Maigh Eo and regain the trophy he last held in 2009. Prendergast, chasing his second win in seven days, broke clear of a seven-man lead group with around 15-kilometres to go.
The group split up as the strongest riders gave pursuit but they were unable to close the gap on Prendergast, who held out to finish 40 seconds clear of a three chasers. Michael Brady snatched second place from last year’s winner, David Brennan, with Ciaran Clarke in third.
Prendergast was exhausted after his lone effort but is pleased with his current form which he hopes to carry into Ras Mumhan and possibly a debut in the An Post Ras.
“It was a good honest race with plenty of attacks,” said runner-up Brady.
1. Charles Prendergast – Cunga
2. Michael Brady – Westport CC
3. David Brennan – Castlebar CC
4. Ciaran Clarke – Castlebar CC
5. Padraig Marrey – Western Lakes
6. Mike Storan – West Clare
7. John James Flathery – Western Lakes
8. David Nugent
9. Aidan Reid – Black Rose
10.Donal Harrington – Western Lakes
1. Paul McCarter – Donegal
2. Anthony Murray – Westport CC
3. Janos Koher – Bray Wheelers
4. Robert Kelly – St Tiernans
Susan Hastings – Westport CC
Jason Prendergast – Cunga
1. Aaron Doherty
2. Johnathan Cooke
3. Liam Hanley
Under 12 First girl:
1. Dion McCarthy
2. Dillon Cockery
3. Ronan O’Diorain
1. Eddie Dunbar
2. Daragh Bailey
3. Ciarian Muldoon