Bingham & Flynn claim National Masters Medals

Greg Swinard just edges out Alan Bingham in the National Masters 40 Road Race Championships
Kilcullen, County Kildare hosted National Road Races Championships over the weekend and while Nicholas Roche was winning the main event for the elite's on the Sunday, Cuchulainn's cyclists were performing out of their skin in the support races on the Saturday..
First up on Saturday was the ultra competitive Masters 40 Road Race, which had over 160 riders on the start line. Here Alan Bingham was in imperious form and infiltrated the early brake. This group had to work hard all day and was never given much lee way by the main bunch. Eventually in the closing kilometers of the 100 kilometer race Bingham escaped with Wicklow's Greg Swinard. The pair had just 10 seconds to spare as they approached the line, where Swinard kicked first to hold off Bingham by the slimest of margins. The result was that close that the finish line photo had to be consulted before Swinard was declared champion and Bingham awarded the silver medal.
Also on Saturday the Masters 60 race so the ever green Jimmy Flynn take a bronze medal. Jimmy was part of a 7 man group that was just 30seconds behind the winner Belfast's Sean Hargan. The sprint was won by Sean Lally who has been racing for over 40 years and used his experience to beat Flynn into third place.
This Thursday night sees Cuchulainn host the Louth and Leinster 10mile Time Trial Championships.
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