Western Lakes CC win Team Time Trial


Western Lakes CC  savoured a great win in the Mayo League Team TT race against what looked like unbeatable opposition in Castlebar, beating the usually strong Westport Covies and Castlebar squads by 25 and 75seconds respectively. The 5 man western lakes squad had no room for error as they started with the bare minimum of 5 of which 7 riders are the max per team.

The Team TT is a new discipline to the Mayo cycling league and it proved very popular with 8 teams pulling themselves together to do battle.

Little did they know that the biggest battle would be amongst themselves as Team Time Trialing is one of the most technical difficult discipline in road cycling which takes months of practice and team uniformity to master, when practiced right it looks fast, simple and easy but without good team communication it can turn a well drilled machine into a very shabby splutter outfit.

The Last round of the Mayo cycling League for 2013 will be held in Tourmakeady  up Lally’s mountain on Tuesday July 30th where each rider has to battle up the  5k climb at an average of 8%.

The Mayo cycling championships will be held in Westport next Wednesday the 17th of July.

1 Western Lakes 35:38 50pts

Padraig Marrey

Mike Gilvarry

Michael Flanagan

John Conroy

Sean O Malley

1 Westport 36:03 47pts

Keith O Connell

Oliver Whyte

Noel Mulroy

Patjoe O Connell

James Mc Greevy

Padraic Conway

Ger Corcoran

2 Castlebar 36:53 45pts

Dave Mc Grath

Dave Brennan

Kieran Gallagher

Karl Benson

Rory Conroy

Paul Fahy

Ballina 37:01 43pts

Pat Bilbow

Brendan Barrett

Colin Reynolds

Francis O Hara

Brendan Ryder

Paul Dunne

Stephen Donnelly


2 Westport 38:59 42pts

Sean Flynn

Sean Hastings

Joe Browne

John Lenehan

Francis Sheridan

Tony Fitzgerald

Tom Mc Greal

2 Castlebar 40.48 41pts

Damien Behan

Dan Conway

JJ Ormsby

Pat Ludden

Cale Coen

Steve Skillington

2 Western Lakes  41:24 40pts

John Jennings

Mike Kelly

John Walsh

Janus Blinos

Dave Mac Dermott

Westport Covey ladies  42:54

Noreen O Toole

Colette Sweeney

Siobhan O Malley

Ann Marie Egan

Rebecca Conway

Siobhan O Malley