IVCA 10 Mile TT Championship. Moy Valley, Sat 27/05/2017.
A very disappointing turn in the weather brought about an equally disappointing turnout of only eighteen riders for the IVCA 10 mile TT Championship on Saturday morning.
Thanks to Michael, Ger and Kevin for the timekeeping and to Conor, Sean, Brian and Declan for the marshalling.
Persistent rain and a pesky breeze made for a tough ride, also difficult due to rain washed visors making visibility very much hampered. In spite of that four riders managed to squeeze a few seconds off their handicap the best of whom was Paddy Davis so kudos due to them.
Ian, Hugh and Ed took the gold, silver and bronze medals on the Age Standard result. A close look at the “ plusses “ shows up the quality of Ian and Hugh, two elite riders at opposite ends of the ag spectrum. Ian 56 seconds ahead of Hugh and Hugh 1’ 17” ahead of Ed, but Ed and the next eight riders with an age span of 31 years are all within a minute of each other. I do believe that this indicates that the slope of the age standard curve is as good as we can get.
We are back to Moy Valley on Tuesday for a 25 TT. Accuweather gives a better forecast than today ? We can but hope.