Archive for February 25th, 2008

There were dry breezy conditions in Tralee today as 97 riders took to the start for The Lacey Cup. The Senior C, Juniors, Ladies and Vets over 45 years of age had a 5minute advantage over the Senior B, and Vets Under 45 years with the scratch group a further 2 minutes behind.

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Early indications showed that the scratch group were going to have a hard day of it as they lost 1 minute on the very strong middle group after 20 kms of racing. Continue Reading »

The handicapper was no match for Martin O’Loughlin as he succeeded in notching up back-to-back wins yesterday in the Lacey Cup in Tralee yesterday.

This was the opening event of the cycling season and as per norm it is run on a handicap basis. Three groups averaging 36 went to the start line in Denny Street, Tralee with O’Loughlin as the defending champion in the second group three minutes behind the limit and two minutes ahead of the scratch group which included all the favourites. Continue Reading »

Pictures by John Pierce, PhotoSport International

Pagliarini Disqualified
Cavendish Disqualified

Pictures by John Pierce, PhotoSport International

Levi Leipheimer
Levi Leipheimer

Hincapie
Hincapie

Cipollini
Cipollini

Leipheimer
Leipheimer

Millar
Millar

Zabriskie
Zabriskie

Cancellara
Cancellara