Fantastic result for Stefan Caulfield Dreier at the Denis Kennedy Cycle race in Boherlahane, Co. Tipperay.
The race was over 100K, three laps of 33K of up and down terrain. The race was lively right from the start, however, no breakaway managed to stay away until a group of eight riders managed to get away from the bunch.
The leading group had a gap of 1min 45 sec to the peloton and 40sec to the chasers. Stefan who was in the main bunch 1min 45sec down suffered a front wheel problem but got back to the bunch quickly once fixed. The advantage of the chasers came down to about 15 seconds when in the third lap Stefan together with 3 others bridged over to them.
At this stage the leaders had an advantage of about 1.40 to the chasing group with the main bunch being close on their heels. Having two riders in the lead group and nobody showing the strength or interest to chase them down Stefan went on a solo chase to try to bridge over. He quickly established a gap over the chasing group and went into TT mode. 1min 35sec with 13-14km was a tall task. He caught the 4 renaming riders just at the 1Km marker. In the sprint finish he proved to be the strongest and won.
Super result by Stefan and we are looking forward to him in the Nationals in three weeks!
Well done Stefan!