Lucy O’Donnell (Kanturk CC) blasted her way back into the League Leaders Jersey on Round 5 of the Intermediate League in Deenside on Sunday (April 28th).
O’Donnel had been in pole position after her win in Newcastle West , however Elia Tutty (T.C. Racing) had opened up a Two Point advantage at the top going into the Deenside Cup.
On the day O’Donnell went clear on the first time up the hill with a five rider break over a chasing group holding at 30 to 57 seconds for the remainder of the race.
Lucy & Yvonne Doran (Orwell Wheelers) pushed ahead on the final climb , with Junior Rider O’Donnell winning the Sprint to the line .
Michelle McKinney (Galway Bay CC) led home the chasers for third .
Elia Tutty battled hard to defend her Leaders Jersey (after a wheel change), and now lies only a single point behind O’Donnell, however she still holds a possible Bonus Point over O’Donnell going into the final events.
TC Racing lost the leaders jersey, but placed two riders in the prizes with Niamh O’Dwyer in 4th & Niamh Stephens in 5th.
Lucy O’Donnell now leads the Intermediate League by a single point over Yvonne Doran and Elia Tutty in third, however Doran is already top of the Women’s Cycling Ireland W2 Rankings, and may have competed in her last W2 / W3 Event .
Ninety One Women have competed in the opening five rounds of the Women’s Commission Intermediate League ,
- Click Here For Intermediate League Details:
- Click Here For Points Structure:
- League Table After Deenside Cup:
- Lucy O’Donnell: Kanturk CC
- Yvonne Doran: Orwell Wheelers
- Michelle McKinney: Galway Bay CC
- Niamh O’Dwyer: TC Racing
- Niamh Stephens: TC Racing
- Clodagh Ní Ghallchóir: AAA Racing
- Ewa Kuras: Arcane Women’s Team
- Eva Brennan: Deenside Wheelers
The Women’s Commission would like to thank Deeside Wheelers for hosting a great event.