2nd Win for Mark Dowling

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Mazzone Brothers take 1st and 2nd on Stage 3

Suir3D17_3-Criterium_Results

Result Stage 3 : Criterium Clonmel  (August 6th)
Distance:  32.4 km Average speed of the winner: 38.674 km/h Number of starters: 114 Riders abandoning the race: 0

Pos Nr UCI Code Surname, Name Team Time Gap

1 72 GBR 19930709 MAZZONE Tom Team Isle of Man 50:16
2 123 GBR 19961213 MAZZONE Leon Illy Bikes Belgium 50:16
3 27 IRL 19860814 MAES Richard Killarney Cycling Club “Team A” 50:16
4 64 GBR 19950108 KENNETT Stanley Surrey League Team 50:16
5 25 IRL 19971107 TRULOCK Dermot Cycling Leinster 50:16
6 91 GBR 19970501 COOPER Nick Maxxis 4 Racing Team 50:16
7 100 IRL 20000226 CURLEY Liam NRPT 50:16
8 79 IRL 19980320 STENSON Adam Team Bikework 50:16
9 3 IRL 19961125 O’CALLAGHAN Mark Aqua Blue “Team A” 50:16
10 99 IRL 19990212 CORKERY Dillon NRPT 50:16
11 50 IRL 19990926 MURNANE Sean Scott Orwell Wheelers 50:16
12 52 GBR 19960707 WOOLSEY Cameron Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing 50:16
13 59 IRL 19920418 RYAN Simon Strata 3 Velo Revolution “Team A” 50:16
14 54 GBR 19931212 CLEMENS Ed Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing 50:16
15 122 IRL 19950505 MCBRIDE Aaron Donegal Bay Cycling Club 50:16
16 95 IRL 19971212 TUOMEY Simon Mercedes Benz MSL 50:16
17 6 IRL 19790802 CREAN Kieran Blarney CC 50:16
18 19 IRL 20000420 WALSH Tomas Comeragh CC 50:16
19 18 IRL 20000320 O’SULLIVAN Ciaran Comeragh CC 50:16
20 21 IRL 19840913 REILLY Christopher Cycling Leinster 50:16

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2nd Stage for Spirit Tifosi as Ed Clemens wins Stage 2 of the Suir Valley 3 Day

Stage 2 of the Suir Valley 3 Won by Ed Clemens

Suir3D17_2-Clonmel_Result

1 BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
2 ITA CIGALA Matteo Aqua Blue “Team A”
6 CLEMENS Ed Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
4 MAZZONE Leon Illy Bikes Belgium
5 KELLY Jake Team Isle of Man
6 KENNEDY Paul Newcastle West CC
7 RYAN Simon Strata 3 Velo Revolution “Team A”
8 DOWLING Mark Strata 3 Velo Revolution “Team A”
9 MCLAUGHLIN Ronan Aqua Blue “Team A”
10 CARPENTER Lawrence Surrey League Team

Stage 2 started on at a fast pace and at 5kms riders with riders Ed Clemens Spirit Tifosi and Dillion Corkery NRPT and had a 150m gap, KOM no.1 and the bee hive was won by Corkery from Clemens and the peloton were chasing and had a high pace of over 60kms.  There was fast racing into the next hotspot sprint at Pinewood Healthcare and it was Joe Harris of Maxxis 4 Racing Team who won this and the average speed to this was 49k. onto KOM no 2 @15.3kms and Adam Stenson of Team Bikeworks powered over this climb to take the points, following this climb a group 6 riders broke clear and battled a strong crosswind at 23kms.

The next pinchpoint on the race was a fast descent down colligan to Hotspot 2 won by Ronan Twomey of MSL Mercedes Cork, shortly after a large group of 16 riders formed containing the yellow Jersey of Busturd, these were Matteo Ciagala, Ronan McLaughlin, Kieran Crean, Conor Kissane, Paul Kennedy, Ed Clemens, James Davenport, Simon Ryan, Mark Dowling, Laurance Carpenter, Jake Kelly, Tim O’Regan, Ronan Tuomey, Jamie Blanchfield, and Leon Mazzone  and these leaders were being powered by McLoughlin,Busturd and Clemens with constant reports from the commaissaire coming over the race radio.

At the Pyke KOM 2 it was Conor Kissane chasing and winning the KOM points however in the peloton 2 riders (Declan Maloney Ballina CC and Constantin Bartels Waterford Racing) fell due to a touch of wheels but were quickly up to finish the day so again chapeau guys for sticking with it.

Up the road was a different story the racing was hard and fast and the lead group of riders had now over 1 mins with 13 riders coming across being driven by Sean Lacey pink Jersey,Tom Mazzone Green Jersey and Adam Stenson the KOM leader with his Bike works teammated who had all missed the move of the day and were losing points to the days break and it was Simon Ryan who took the last points at Carrick on suir for the hot spot sprints and ended up with the pink Jersey for his efforts.

The Break were worining well together but most of the reported pulling were from the Spirit Tifosi and Aqua blue Teams on the front and the situation did not change as the final 20kms rolled past but Spitit Tifosi kept the past fast to keep the group together.

On the final corner it was the Aqua Blue Cigala and O’Loughlin who were first around the last corner but disaster struck as they fell and it was Ed Clemens Spirit Tifosi who took the stage a second on the race for the Spirit Tifosi Team.

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Solo Victory for Spirit Tifosi’s Thomas Bustard on Stage 1 Suir Valley 3 Day

Suir3D17_1-Cahir_Result      Click here to download the PDF Results

Pos Nr UCI Code Surname, Name Team Time
1  BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
2 MAZZONE Tom Team Isle of Man
3 CIGALA Matteo Aqua Blue “Team A”
4 LACEY Sean Aqua Blue “Team A”
5 MOYE Anthony Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
6 DAVIES Conor Team Isle of Man
7  COLEMAN Douglas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
8 REILLY Chris Cycling Leinster
9 CLEMENS Ed Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
10 HAHESSY Seán Aqua Blue “Team B”

Today the first stage of the Suir Valley 3 Day was won by Spirit Bikes Thomas Bustard who solo’d to victory following a very big day for him on the bike. The race started of at a very fast pace of 70kmph going to the first hotspot sprint of the day which was aided by a strong tailwind, attacks started straight away from the 0.0 km sign and coming into Carrick on Suir 3 riders Dermot Trulock Cycling Leinster , Anthony Moye & Ed Clemens of Spirit Tifosi Racing held a gap of 17 secs and the first hotspot of the day was won by Anthony Moye but as he was celebrating the first points of this years race teammate and eventual stage winner Thomas Bustard had a front wheel puncture in Carrick On Suir.

Coming out of Carrick on Suir the 1st KOM of the race was being challenged and there were some large gaps appearing on the climb and by the top of the KOM which was won by Dermot Trulock Cycling Leinster the peloton had split into a leading group of 39 riders and a second group of 37 riders, battling into the headwind was eventual winner Thomas Bustard who was strongly bridging the gaps alone. These 2no groups came together after a lot of hard work from a small number of riders one of them noted as being Ciaran Crean of Blarney (Kudos to you Ciaran) but a 9man group of Lacey, Chris Reilly,Eoin O’Connell, Cameron Woolsey, James Davenport, Simon Ryan, Conor Davies , Constantin Bartels and Leon Mazzone has nipped off the front of group 1 up the road and were riding well together to the 2nd KOM of the day which was won by Matteo Ciagala Aqua Blue at the Haysheds Climb. This group continued to work well together at the 46km mark they had built up a lead of 25 seconds on the chasing by split peloton. This group were also going to take the points for the next Hotspot of the day on the river Tay and the and Sean Lacey of Aquablue who won that sprint

It was only at 49kms the Thomas Bustard eventually got back into the peloton on the bottom of the climb of the Mau Mau (a new climb for the 2017 event) and he sat there resting waiting to pounce as the gaps came down due to a strong headwind up the Mau Mau. The first victor on this climb which has not been raced on since the early 90’s was won by Adam Stenson of Team Bikeworks but the time gaps of the break were lost and by 56kms the peloton was all together after the long decent into Kilbrien which favoured some of the more dare devil decenders (mentioning no names Richard Maes ;) . From Kilbride the race headed to Bearys cross and a number of small breaks were coming and going but nothing significant until group of 7 riders  found legs and moved away from the peloton namley Jamie Blanchfield Panduit Carrick Wheelers, Eoin O’Connell Killarney CC, Cian Sutcliffe & Sean Hahassey Aquablue, Ed Clemens and Thomas Bustard Spirit Tifosi and Charles Prendergast Planet X and it was Bustard who won the Ballymacarbry Prime as thier gap went to 24secs. The now 8 leaders joined by Stanley Kennett Surrey League had an advantage of46secs at 87kms but the agressor was Butard of Spirit Tifosi but all the time the time was coming down as the peoton had turned up a gear and were chasing the leading group, at 107 came disaster struck as Ben Trippier Maxxis 4 Racing came a tumbler but got up fine (we hope all is well Ben) and coming onto the last small drag at morrisons the leading group was dwindling away losing riders every KM but Thomas Bustard maintained his lead and continued to solo home. 4kms to go and it was the aqua blue and Strata3velo doing most of the chasing but Spirit Racings Thomas Bustard had toughed it out and at 500m to go he still had the gap and eventually powering home to a great vistory in the town of Cahir.

Suir3D17_1-Cahir_Result  Click here to download the PDF Results

Jerseys after Stage 1 : Clonmel – Cahir (August 5th)
Yellow Jersey – General Classification by time O’KEEFFE’S
BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing

Green Jersey – Points Classification HELIO GAS DETECTION
BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
Jersey will be worn by:MAZZONE Tom Team Isle of Man

Polka Dot Jersey – KOM Classification VELO CHAMPION
CIGALA Matteo Aqua Blue “Team A”

Pink Jersey – Hot Spot Classification PINEWOOD HEALTHCARE
BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
Jersey will be worn by: LACEY Sean Aqua Blue “Team A”

White Jersey – Stage Winner MORRISON BMW & MINI
BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
Jersey will be worn by: MAES Richard Killarney Cycling Club “Team A”

Blue Jersey – 2nd Category by time CLONMEL BOROUGH COUNCIL
BUSTARD Thomas Spirit Bike Tifosi Racing
Jersey will be worn by: DAVIES Conor Team Isle of Man

Red Jersey – 3rd Category by time DEVILS BIT CIDER
FORRISTAL Paul Scott Orwell Wheelers

Combined Jersey – Most Aggressive Rider PLANET X
O’CONNELL Eoin Killarney Cycling Club “Team A”

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