HUTCHINSON, DILLON AND DUNNE TAKE IRISH TIME TRIAL TITLES
By Shane Stokes
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British-based rider Michael Hutchinson was quickest in the Cycling Ireland national time trial championships in Cahir this evening, clocking a time of 43 minutes 49.52 seconds for the 40 kilometre distance.
The TT specialist beat future Irish Olympian Martyn Irvine (RTS Racing) by 35.51 seconds, with Tour de France-bound Nicolas Roche (Ag2r la Mondiale) having to be satisfied with third, 49.7 seconds back. Defending champion Matt Brammeier (Omega Pharma Quick Step) didn’t perform as well as last year, finishing fifth.
US-based Olivia Dillon (Now and Novarti) was best of the women, beating Mel Spath (Cycleways) and Siobhan Horgan (GSD Gestion).
Conor Dunne (VL Technics) took the under 23 title ahead of Sean Downey (An Post Grant Thornton Sean Kelly) and Aaron Buggle (Apoge Super U).
The championships continue in nearby Clonmel on Saturday with the veterans’ road race and the women’s event. The race for Elite and under 23 men will take place on Sunday.
More to follow…
Cycling Ireland senior time trial championships, Cahir:
1, Michael Hutchinson (In Gear Quikvit) 40 kms in 43 mins 49.52 secs
2, Martyn Irvine (RTS Racing) at 35.51 secs
3, Nicolas Roche (Ag2r La Mondiale) at 49.7 secs
1, Olivia Dillon (Now and Novarti) 51 mins 25.64 secs
2, Mel Spath (Cycleways) at 21.52 secs
3, Siobhan Horgan (GSD Gestion) at 1 min 31.42 secs
1, Conor Dunne (VL Technics) 45 mins 59.57 secs
2, Sean Downey (An Post Grant Thornton Sean Kelly) at 24.28 secs
3, Aaron Buggle (Apoge Super U) at 32.05 secs
National Time Trial Championships 2012
1 Hutchinson,Michael In Gear Quikvit 43′ 49.52″
2 Irvine, Martyn RTS Racing 44′ 25.03″ @ 35.51″
3 Roche, Nicolas AG2R La Mondiale 44′ 39.22″ @ 49.70″
4 Brammeier, Matthew Omega Pharma Quickstep 46′ 12.80″ @ 02′ 23.28″
5 Sherlock, Ryan Cycleways CC 47′ 23.45″ @ 02′ 33.93″
6 Shaw, Damien Lakeside Wheelers 47′ 33.09″ @ 03′ 43.57″
7 McLoughlin, Ronan An Post Sean Kelly 47′ 46.84″ @ 03′ 57.32″
8 Collis, Con UCD 48′ 25.24″ @ 04′ 35.72″