Stenson’s Ireland call

by Gazette Reporter
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ADAM Stenson, from Celbridge-based Team Bikeworx, will take to the roads of Munster this Easter weekend to ride the prestigious international cycle race Ras Mumhan in the Irish vest.
It is part of a strong crew from Team Bikeworx with the club sending a team down to the event which is one of the premier cycling events in Ireland, passing through some of the most demanding terrain in Cork and Kerry covering 500km in 4 days.
Team Bikeworx is a growing club who are currently working with young, up and coming Under-23 riders to develop them to compete at the top end of their sport both in Ireland and internationally. They have several riders who have just entered the senior ranks and are already competing with the top riders in the country.
And their “in-form” rider Stenson is testament to this following his selection for the Ireland development squad for this weekend.
Stenson is no stranger to international duty as he has previously represented his country at both the European and world championships.
As for Team Bikeworx, their line-up will comprise of three local Under-23 riders: Stephen Bryan, Sean Moore and Reese Young along with the more experienced senior riders Diarmuid Kavanagh and Dermot Greegan.
Speaking ahead of the race, the club’s Derek Stenson said of their chances: “The riders are all in good shape after a strong start to the racing calendar picking up results each weekend, including two wins so far this season and will be hoping for more strong results this weekend.
“The team are supported by local businesses in the Celbridge area including Ray Crofton Motors, Bikeworx and Peak Physical Therapy. We will see plenty more from this team with other big events planned including the Tour of Ulster following over the May Bank holiday weekend and several stage races throughout the summer months.”
Also in action this weekend will be junior rider Jack Caldwell who will be riding the Gorey three-day race.
Caldwell has had a few big results so far this season will be hoping to take home a marquee result from Gorey.
Youth riders Quillan Donnelly, Dylan Hayes and Ryan Geraghty will take a well deserved rest over Easter after a terrific start to their seasons with a podium spot in nearly every race they have entered thus far in 2017.

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