Decisive Mullingar Looms For Cycling Ireland National Road Series 

MULTYFARNHAM was the stage that decided last year’s Cycling Ireland National Road Series champions, and this year it is also a riders last chance to be assessed by Ireland’s selectors for the Kreiz Breizh Elites road races.

At round three in Ballymena, Irish international Eve McCrystal secured an impressive solo victory on a hilly, headwinded course, but Sunday’s Grange Motors Mullingar GP will be a vastly different test, the rolling circuit affected by surrounding bogland and Lough Derravaragh in its centre. 

Last year,  Aine Donegan’s second behind McCrystal in the Women’s event elevated her to the top spot for the first time, and she went on to win the National Road Series title, proving that a good result in round four is crucial to overall victory.

The General Classification leader is expected to be in action on Sunday, with Grace Young already 16 points clear of Katharine Smyth, 

The Grange Motors Mullingar GP starts in Multyfarnham at the community centre and loops 34km around Lough Derravaragh. The Women’s  National Road Series Race will cover two laps of the circuit,  

The short distance of the women’s race means faster racing off the start line, suiting strong, sprinting types, as opposed to climbers – who were ideally placed for last month’s Blair International Red Hand Trophy.

 

The Grange Motors Mullingar GP will be covered live on Twitter via @CINatRoadSeries this Sunday from early.

 

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Editors notes:-

About the Cycling Ireland National Road Series

The Cycling Ireland National Road Series is a seven-race league incorporating the best domestic one-day road races. Points are accumulated down to 20th place in the Women’s race, the winner walking away with €600. For 2019 there is an additional €300 Team Classification.

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Further Information:-

Jessica Lamb, National Road Series Press Officer, Cycling Ireland

Ph: 087 942 7870 E: jrlambracing@gmail.com