Club Updates

Eoin Woods wins at THE NAAS CC OPEN TT
Club TT supremo Eoin Woods claimed a great victory in the A2 category at the Naas CC Open Time Trial this weekend, and in the process posted the third fastest time overall covering the 38.3km course in a fantastic time of 53.09. Also taking part in the event was NTW TT  Specialist John Foote who posted an excellent time of 1:00.52. The event was held over the same route on which the 2016 National TT was held, so it is a good indicator of form heading into the rest of the season. Well done lads.

Eoin Woods – A2 winner and third fastest time overall at the Naas Open TT on 15 th June

Edvins Silovs – Movie Star!
Not content with his meteoric rise through the categories from A4 to A2, Edvins Silovs has branched out into the acting business and NTW now has our own potential Hollywood megastar! Edvins has an extras part in a movie called “The Racer” about the opening stages of The Tour de France being held in Ireland and the unfolding drama surrounding a rider who, after being dropped from the team, is reinstated following a doping error. See the link below for more details. We look forward to hearing the updates and the invites to The Oscars.

Edvins on the set of the cycling based movie “The Racer”

Club Racing
After the highs of hosting the Munster TT championship the previous Saturday, club racing resumed on Thursday night with RR1 in the Summer Series for 2019. This is the fifth of eight races overall in the club racing calendar and the competition is heating up as the participants are getting stronger as we head into the peak part of the year. The route was an out and back affair, starting just after the roundabout on the old Dublin rd. at Upper Clashnevin, through Toomevara and Moneygall, around the first roundabout at Roscrea and back via the same route to the finish line a few hundred yards short of the start. The course distance of 50km marks a step up from the shorter distances of the Spring Series.

RESULTS OF RR1 (Summer Series)
Group 2
Nanno Vuyk
Andy English
Ian Kennedy
Liam Callaghan
John O’Carroll

Gary Rowan
Rob Dalton DNF

Group 3
Cathal Hanrahan
Eoin Dillon
Roger Spain
Mike Gleeson
Sean O’Neill
Brendan Hayden

Winner of Group 2 on the night was Nanno Vuyk who showed all his racing knowledge and strength with a great sprint to take the honours from Andy English in second place and Ian Kennedy in third. Liam Callaghan put in an effort with about 1km to go but was caught by Andy
leading the group. Then with the line in sight Andy decided to go for it, but started to fade about 100 metres out and that’s when Nanno struck – the wily Dutchman keeping his powder dry until exactly the right moment put on the afterburners and powered past to take the victory, his second race win this year. Well done Nanno!
In Group 3, Cathal Hanrahan put in a super effort to jump onto and then stay with Group 2 all the way to the finish to claim victory. Cathal is really coming back to form and is getting stronger every race. Special mention here to Eoin Dillon who in his first race put in a great solo effort to stay away from the bunch for the majority of the race and claim second place in Group 3, a fantastic result.
And finally, well done to Roger Spain who sprinted home for third in the group, showing again that he has power to burn!

Nanno Vuyk sprinting to victory in Group 2

Cathal Hanrahan leading the bunch on this way to victory in the Group 3 race

The NEXT RACE in the calendar is the Club 30km Championship TT which will be held over the usual club route (Birdhill Roundabout to FiveAlley Roundabout and return) on this coming Thursday the 20th of June. We would like as many as possible to come out and give it a go.

Club gear
A full and up to date list of all on-hand club gear has been posted to the website in the “Join us” section. If you would like to purchase any new kit please contact Jan.

Please note, all outstanding club issued vouchers for club gear / Moynan’s bike shop should be used before 30th June.

The week ahead:
Tuesday 18/06: Club spin leaving Moynan’s at 6.30pm
Thursday 20/06: Club Championship 30km TT (see above) at 6.45pm, sign-in at 6.30pm
Saturday 22/06: Training spin leaving from Woodies car park, Nenagh at 9am. (check first)
Sunday 23/06: Club spins leave Moynan’s at 9am. Routes to be decided on the morning.