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Irish Under 23 Road Championships

Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow - 31st August 2003

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Paidi O'Brien talking to some of his x-team mates before the start


A break in the recent fine weather seen rain falling at the start


There away - only 19 riders starting this year


The race is 8 laps of a 11 mile circuit


After 9 miles - Paudi O'Brien leads a 4 man group


The chasers at 30 seconds


The field breaking up quickly - some riders retiring early


At 17 miles - the four leaders working well


Denis Lynch realises that break is gone for the day


The chasers at 45 seconds


At 28 miles - Denis Lynch is with the leaders


The chasers at 1 minute


Daniel Lynch leads at 36 miles


The chasers still trailing at close to 1 minute behind


The leaders at 44 miles half way point in race


The chasers start loosing time now


At 55 miles - the leaders


At 66 miles still 5 leaders together


A relaxed chase group now 4 minutes down


At 1 lap to go Denis Lynch leads


Conor Murphy with O'Brien trail at 40 seconds


The chasers loosing time on every lap now


Lynch come in to win on his own


Paidi O'Brien takes second with Murphy 3rd


Dan Curtin with his successful Kanturk riders

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Results

Under 23 Race

1, Denis Lynch (VC La Pomme) 88 miles in 3 hours 45 mins 55 secs; 

2, P. O'Brien (VC La Pomme) at 1 min 27 secs; 
3, C. Murphy (Crannog Ireland) at 1 min 30 secs;
4, D. Lynch (Kanturk Credit U) at 6 mins 59 secs; 
5, M. Dennehy (Kanturk Credit U) at 10 m 18 secs; 
6, M. Concannon (Killorglin) at 10 mins 19 secs; 
7, M. Quigley (Mayo Whs) at 10 mins 31 secs; 
8, D. O'Sullivan (PSVA) at 11 mins 51 secs; 
9, D. Brennan (Castlebar) same time; 
10, M. Ward (Phoenix) at 11 mins 54 secs

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