An Post Ras- Stage 2. An uplifting stage!
Written by Velo Staff on 23rd May 2016
Today was a much better day for the team. The guys were representing on the front and doing some attacking racing. In particular Marc Potts & Jeremy Durrin were very active early on and made a few good moves off the front but nothing was allowed to escape.
Kieran Simcox & Ollie Maxwell did some good team work and came back to the team car to get bottles for all the team and covered plenty of moves. But with the yellow jersey team not defending the jersey, it made for a chaotic…stage and after 2 hours of racing two Irish county riders snuck away and the field sat up.
From there it was just protecting ourselves from crashes and focus on staying upright in the finish.
Elliot Porter and Jeremy Durrin were lead out men for Marc Potts and they positioned him really well on the An Post team and he battled it out in the sprint to just miss out on top 10 with a solid 11th place in the race. 2 county riders stayed away and claimed the stage ahead of the bunch.
Tomorrow we are on to the very tough day with the Connor Pass climb, which will be a day for the climbers!
Watch out for Elliot dancing on the pedals up the climb!