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Emerging US-based Irishman Cormac Mcgeough impresses again

Posted on: October 8th, 2018

Cormac Mcgeough Tour of Taihu Lake

Cormac Mcgeough has been getting plenty of podium time on his current racing stint in China. Above, riding to a strong result on yesterday’s opening TT at the Tour of Taihu Lake.

 

Cormac Mcgeough riding high at Tour of Taihu Lake

 

Ireland’s Cormac Mcgeough has enjoyed a very strong start to the Tour of Taihu Lake (2.1) in China.

The US-based rider, who recently turned 22 years old, took 11th place on the opening prologue TT.

Furthermore, the result was enough to secure for him the young rider classification leader’s jersey.

That ride follows on from a strong TT in the Tour of Xingtai (2.2) last week. In that race, also in China, he also held the young rider classification lead for a period.

Yesterday at the Tour of Taihu Lake, the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis rider just missed out on a top 10 placing in the 5.5km test in Wuxi.

The stage was won by Kiwi Dylan Kennett (St George Continental Cycling Team) by three seconds from his Australian team mate Benjamin Dyball.

Mcgeough was 18 seconds back just one place outside the top ten on the day; another sign of his prowess against the watch.

It was a strong ride in a race that now attracts teams and rides from all over the world; eight nationalities featuring in the top in the test.

 

 

On today’s opening road race stage – a short sharp 80km – Juan Sebastián Molano (Manzana Postobon) claimed victory in a bunch sprint.

Mcgeough finished safely in the main bunch, placing 56th to retain his 11th place overall with six stages remaining.

Cormac Mcgeough is new to the pro peloton this year but has already posted some strong performances.

He has also gone on the attack in some of the races he has ridden on the US pro circuit.

And that aggression paid off on the second stage of the Tour of the Gila earlier this year. His breakaway made it all the way to the finish and he place 3rd on the stage.

He has only raced for three seasons on the road but made something of a breakthrough last year.

Mcgeough secured a stint with Trek-Landis, an elite US team. He rode the Tour of the Gila and the Cascade Classic.

In Ireland he rode several races, including the An Post Rás, and also won the Meath GP.

 

Cormac Mcgeough Tour of Taihu Lake

On the podium in his young riders’ jersey after today’s second stage in China.

 

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