Very long range solo breakaway wins out at Gorey Three Day

Posted on: April 20th, 2019
He got in the breakaway but then decided to leave them behind with a very, very long way to go; Logan McLean just about holding off the group behind for victory on stage 1 of the Gorey Three Day (Photo: Sean Rowe)

Logan McLean of the British Spokes Racing Team has taken victory on stage 1 of the Gorey Three Day.

The Scottish rider was among a five-man breakaway that forged clear on the 103km stage from Blessington in Co Wicklow to Gorey in Co Wexford.

That group pulled out a gap that peaked at just over one minute, though eventual winner McLean clearly wasn’t happy with the commitment being shown by the other riders.

And so with about 35km remaining on the stage he got clear of the others and put his head down for the finish line.

For the remainder of the stage the bunch held him and then started to gain on him, as the four riders he had left behind were reabsorbed by the pack.

Despite the large bunch of over 150 riders breathing down the back of his neck as the finish neared, Logan McLean survived out front to win by a matter of seconds.

The winner’s team mate Adam Mitchell will wear the mountains jersey tomorrow and the points jersey will be in the custody of Jerome Becker from Strasbourg.

The racing continues tomorrow with a split stage comprised of a 6.4km TT in the morning and an 83km road stage in the afternoon.

More to come.

April 20-22: Gorey Three Day

Stage 1: Blessington to Gorey 103km

  1. Maclean, Logan Spokes Racing Team 2h31’03”
  2. Becker, Jerome Velo Club Eckwersheim @01″
  3. MacRae, Alexander CiclotelTravelF/B YP @02″
  4. Sweetman, Craig Stamullen RC @03″
  5. Aureliusz, Klus Stamullen RC @04″
  6. Zaidan, Darragh Arcane CT @06″
  7. Grennell, Andre Arcane CT
  8. McDonald, Danny Burren CC @08″
  9. McConville, Oran Spokes Racing Team
  10. Dixon, Ciaran Team Type 1
  11. Mitchell, Adam Spokes Racing Team
  12. Davitt, Darren Slipstream CC
  13. Hudson, Neal Scott Orwell
  14. McCann, Aaron Drogheda Wheelers
  15. Horden, Chris Spokes Racing Team @11″