Ray Fedigan gets Cuchulainn's 1st win of the season

As the first day on summer finally arrived on March 25th, so did the IVCA 2018 racing season. The IVCA racing has always been a fertile hunting ground for Cuchulainn's Cyclist and has seen a number of it's riders claim national age graded titles.

The first round of the season was a 100km road race held in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Three separate races were hosted on the day, with the "Greens" race being one of the most hotly contested. It was this race that contained the evergreen Sean Lally, a stalwart of Irish Cycling. While age may not be on his side his race noose and ability to position himself is unparalleled. The long race was a fast affair and saw a number of breaks go up the road. However the large bunch were keeping all breakaways on a short lease.
As the kilometers ticked by the peleton became withered down as the weaker riders dropped off. Eventually a select bunch came to the line fighting tooth and nail for the win. Castelebellingham man Ray Fedigan was well positioned and followed the wheels, until finally picking the perfect moment to open up his sprint. His acceleration toke him to the front of the bunch, a position he held to take the chequered flag. His club mates Dale Copas & Jimmy Flynn had good races and finished in the same bunch as Ray.
Also in action on the same day, David Holland sprinted home to 3rd place in the "Black" race, in what proved to be a great day for the club.
Meanwhile on the open racing front. Liam Dolan on Saturday (March 24th) traveled to Ards for the 142km Tour of Ards and came home in 8th position. For the Easter Weekend, Liam will be competing in the 3 day, 4 stage Tour of the North, as part of the Clan Eireann Lurgan Team.