Evelyn times it right!
Evelyn Doyle was the worthy winner of the Joe Hoare Trophy on Sunday, 8th October.
This touring event was run in cloudy and sometimes rainy conditions over a 61 km course, starting and finishing at the Grasshopper Inn in Clonee. It was good to see some racing members turn out to support the tour.
The Joe Hoare trophy is awarded to the rider completing the course closest to their estimated time. Evelyn was the only one of the 9 riders to finish within one minute of their estimated time. She completed the course 40 seconds faster than her estimate. Second place went to the 2016 winner, Seamus Brennan, who was 2 mins 12 secs outside his estimated time, while Philip Brogan was third, finishing 4 mins 16 secs off his time.
Two riders – Philip Brogan and Tony Pearson – rode all 10 events in the Leisure League and finished on 29 points. However, as Philip finished closer to his estimated time in the Joe Hoare event, he takes the overall trophy on a tie-break. Tony Pearson finishes second overall in the Leisure League on 29 points, with Evelyn Doyle third on 27 points.
Well done to all concerned.