Please see below the final results of the IVCA Omnium.
We ran this as a 2 Group competition based on age/ability with 8 riders contesting Group 1 and 3 contesting group 2.
Group 1 Events :Flying 200 TT, 12 Lap Scratch, 4 Lap Standing Start Pursuit, Mile Race, 500m TT with all points carrying forward to the final points race where points were added sprint by sprint using the Olympic Omnium scoring system. At the start of the points race we saw Ian Cassidy lead on 190 points, to Mark Kidd on 188 and Francis Halsall on 186. Tom Gentleman went clear to win the first sprint with
Francis taking second to Mark . This now put all 3 to within a point but now Ian made his move to break clear quickly followed by Mark Kidd. This pairing mopped up the main points over the next 3 sprints with Francis being the big loser here in missing the move. Mark took the 5s on offer to Ians 3s and when Ian made his move on the final sprint with double points, it just fell short to Marks total.In this
race you need to be a mathematician as well as a sprinter!
We ran Group 2 over 5 events with a slightly shorter pursuit and no points race. This event was very useful for those riding full nationals next week as it gave them much need practice out of the starting gate and we provided all riders with their lap times which should help them with their pacing strategy for the Irish Masters Track Nationals next week.