Wow 49 kilometres in the first hour and then they wound it up.
It was balls out from the line and after 50 kilometres, Stephen punctured a back wheel and got back on over Dorey’s forge and Dunsany.
He did really well because the field was completely lined out at the time.
Fair dues to Chris Reilly for getting up the road in the break of the day that was only caught near the finish.
The bunch went nuclear on the finishing circuit with the entire field in little bunches over five minutes.
It was brilliant to see so any familiar faces along the road and so many Navan jerseys round the circuit.
Colm Farrell was surgically removed from his sprayer to cheer the lads on and star of the future Brendan McGuinness was there at the finish with his mum and dad to cheer us on.
It was very good to have all five lads finish the race and get their finishers medals.
I made Simon go up on the podium. Not only was he brilliant during the week and had a wicked sense of humour but now I have the before picture to submit his application for extreme makeover.
Also thanks to Neil Pyne our masseur who did a great job and very special thanks to Micky Kennedy of Cyclize who worked until midnight on the side of the street in Waterford to fix john Kenny’s bike.
Hopefully we will be back next year with narrower arses bigger thighs and better medication.
John Murray has refused to pay his fine for telling the commissaire to
&€@? off but.
In true solidarity with our team mate, we have forwarded his address to the UCI and they will be visiting Trim’n’Healthy Natural Health Foods to test for dubious substances sometime in the next 2 weeks.
Now it’s time to admit that the lads were only doing this for training for the Navan club league so it should be fun on Tuesday night.