In dry conditions the A1 and A2 made hard work of trying to bring back the 3.5minute handicap on the A3 group with 2 of them holding on to the coat tails of Ryan Sherlock who spent 40 odd miles trying to getaway from the A1 pack.
The long slog up to the finish took its toll on the racers especially in the wide open windy conditions.
Race Sponsors are Renvyle Inn, Rogan’s Gala and Renvyle house hotel.
Results Stage one 48miles
1st Ryan Sherlock Cycleways 1.54.42
2nd Liam Frawley Galway Bay @3”
3rd Donnacha O Brien Cork County @11”
4th David Walsh Slaney CC@32”
5TH Padraig Marrey Western Lakes CC @32”
6TH Michael Brady Covey Westport @32”
Bog week Shield for A4 Racers
In the A4 race over 28miles, Thomas Maguire fought of the challenge of Westport’s Tom Bourke winning the Bog week shield. Padraic Hughes from the promoting club Western Lakes took 3rd .
Results Bog week shield
1st Thomas Maguire Galway Bay
2nd Tom Bourke Covey Westport
3rd Padraic Hughes Western Lakes CC
4th Keith O Connell Covey Westport
5th Louis Maloney GardaCC
6TH Shane Gilligan Western Lakes CC