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Alan Bingham retains Cross-country title

15 January 2020

They say Irish Cycling medals are hard earned and none are more so than at Enniscrone, for Sunday's Irish Masters Cyclo-Cross Championships, where Alan Bingham retained his Irish Masters M40 title.

The event was hosted by Ballina CC, and the race circuit had everything - uphill, downhill, tight corners and lots and lots of muck - to a point, that most of the racing was done carrying a bike through the mud. 

The Masters M40 and M50 races were on the second day of competition, whilst the youth and junior events were held the day before.The increased traffic on the course, gradually became very difficult to ride.

Bingham, Barry Convery and Mark Gordon were all on the start line in Enniscrone, with the M50s starting two minutes later with Des Woods and Peter McConville.

Bingham had a mechanical on the first lap, but with a bike change over he made up the time well, eventually getting the better of Robin Seymour to take the chequered flag and retain his Irish Masters Champs jersey. 

Convery had a super eighth place, with Gordon twenty-third overall.

Des Woods had another super day, pipped for the gold medal but won a silver medal, just behind Trevor Woods. Peter McConville was fifth overall in the same race.

It was a proud day for the club, the riders and their families. Newry Wheelers would like to thank Barry Monaghan and Brendan O'Hagan for travelling with the lads, for their help in the pre race set up, their selfless work in the pits during and after the races and their support. Without this help there would be no big results.

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