Posted by Editoress on 07/13/10
Stuart Wight sealed the win Sunday in the sixth and final stage of the Junior Tour of Ireland. Despite many attacks in the stage, Wight and his Hot Tubes team mates contained everything they needed to to complete the victory for the lone Canadian on the team. Going into the stage Wight was in the lead by 1:45 over Joe Kelly of the Isle of Man.
Kelly and everyone else tried hard to break the strong Hot Tubes team over the 68 km final stage - another hilly, windy tour of the beautiful Irish countryside and while several riders did manage to escape they were unable to put enough time between Wight and his loyal team who worked like Trojans to keep the time lost to a minimum. In the end it was Felix English of the Irish National Team who took the victory but not by enough time to unseat Wight from the overall lead which he had held since the second stage.
On Monday Wight left his Hot Tubes team and headed to the European base for the Canadian National Team in Belgium where he will take a couple of days to rest before beginning preparations for the World Junior Road Championships in Italy in August.
Courtesy Velo NB
|1 Stuart Wight (Hot Tubes 1)||11:50:05|
|2 Robin Eckmann (Hot Tubes 1)||at 1:35|
|3 Joe Kelly (Isle of Man)||1:38|
|4 Ruben Janssens (Cata Bikes Bianchi)||2:17|
|5 Matthew Woods (Adept Precission)||2:36|
|6 George Moore (BCF Westmidlands)||2:38|
|7 Anders Newbury (Hot Tubes 1)||2:42|
|8 Jonny Knox (Herbalife/Wheelbase)||s.t.|
|9 Niels Van Den Driessche (Cata Bikes Bianchi)||2:50|
|10 Joeri Hofman (Cata Bikes Bianchi)||2:58|
Go to Irish Cycling for photos
Stages of the 2010 Tour of Ireland
Stage 1, Tues, July 6: Time trial, 4km, Windy Gap, Castlebar;
Stage 2, Wed, July 7: Aughagower-Leenane-Tourmakeady-Aughagower, 105km;
Stage 3, Thurs. July 8: Newport-Bangor Erris-Ballycastle, 113km;
Stage 4, Fri, July, 9: Achill Island stage, figure of eight course, starting and finishing in Achill Sound, 91km;
Stage 5, Sat, July 10: Castlebar-Tourmakeady-Clonbur-Ballinrobe-Castlebar, 88km;
Stage 6, Sun July 11: Castlebar-Swinford-Foxford-Pontoon-Windy Gap (KOH category)
|Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top|