5 rounds into the 2016 Cùchulainn Road League season and we make our first visit to the challenging and often reviled Flagstaff circuit.
The Bike Station League’s very own Tour de France style Mountain top finish! This circuit definitely saves the best until last, with the climb of Flagstaff coming at the very end. The sense of “doom” of the climb hangs over the entire race and slower speeds are often seen as the riders head out towards Carlingford and Omeath, as they try to converse energy.
However the circuit also has a kicker in Carlingford, with the steep hill out of the village. The Flagstaff climb itself begins immediately as the riders turn left at Davy’s Pub. The first section is extremely steep, which is made all the harder by the rough road surface. Further up a right turn sees the general steady climb to the finish which ensures the field is ripped to pieces, with riders finishing the 39.7km in ones & twos.
Please take some time this week to review the race groups to ensure you both sign on and race in the correct group.
Please make sure you have your chip with you - No Chip = No Points
Please make sure you sign on - No Sign On = No Points
Marshal Group 5: Padraic Murphy is lead marshal this week. If you have not done so, please make contact with Padraic to confirm your attendance.
Safe riding, see you all Thursday. Sign on opens at 18:15 at Red Cow (Ballymac)