Mayo Cycling League Report after Rd 6

Prendergast spoils the Covey party

At round 6 of the Mayo cycling league held recently in Cong, Westport Covey wheelers came in their masses to Cong to protect their league leader Ger Corcoran, with over half the field been from the Westport town the odds were defiantly in their favor.

With 2 Mayo teams away on the Ras the scratch group was a little be down on horse power but this did not deter them from working and they caught all the groups ahead inside the last lap.
Barry Holian who was 2nd overall going into this round had it all to do to beat the swarm of Covies but was well beaten by a surprise attack by Cunga Rider Jason Prendergast, Ger Corcoran league leader held on for third with teammate Colin Browne 4th and rejuvenated Mark Kelly of Western lakes in 5th place.
In the team competition Covey Westport have closed the gap on Western Lakes CC and Castlebar are still in contention as the time Trial and hill climb suit their riders.

Western Lakes CC 1118pts
Westport Covey 1000pts
Castlebar CC 819pts

‘Calling all Coveys’ – we are closing in on the Team Category Classification. In order to overtake Western Lakes we will need large turnouts for the next two rounds. It doesn’t matter if you did not participate in the first Hill Climb or Time Trial as you can still score points for the club.

Mayo League Rnd 7 – 6th June 5k Hill Climb.

Sign on from 6:30pm in Tourmakeady
First rider off at 7:15pm sharp.

In the penultimate stage of the League we see a return to Lally’s
mountain in Tourmakeady on 6th of June. Due to the phenomenal interest
in this years format, and as some riders may have missed either or
both of the first two stages, we have restructured the final two
stages in terms of the scoring system. Points will now be awarded on
the same basis as the initial Hill Climb and Time Trial with the
fastest scoring 100pts, 2nd 95pts, 3rd 92pts, 4th 90pts, 5th 89pts
and so on. There will be the added incentive for those who
participated in earlier rounds to compete for the ‘Most Proved’ points
which will be awarded to the top ten improved times. Points will be
awarded similar to the top ten in the road stages i.e. :

50 pts 1st
47 pts 2nd
45 pts 3rd
43 pts 4th
42 pts 5th and so on.

After Rnd 6 Ger Corcoran still leads the field on 314pts with Barry Holian hot on his heels with 302pts. Keith O’Connell 286pts has now leap frogged Padraig Marrey 252pts into 3rd place with previous league leader Kevin Roache still in contention on 243pts, However the revised scoring system will leave the League wide open with anyone in the top 15 having a chance until the last rider has crossed the line in the final Time Trial on Wednesday 13th June!!

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