Xeno Young powers in to win from breakaway at Mondello

Posted on: May 7th, 2019
Xeno Young had too much power down the home straight and took a clear victory on the night at the Mondello Series in Co Kildare (Photo: Sean Rowe)

A winner of two silver medals in the individual pursuit at the Worlds and Europeans, Xeno Young took his first road win of the season last night.

The Powerhouse Sport man was best in the race to the line at the Mondello Series on Mondello Park, Co Kildare.

Young finished clear of the others in a five-man move that was just ahead of a larger group on the line.]

The A1 rider used his track power to produced a seated effort all the way to the line that carried him well clear of those he was with.

He saw off fellow A1 man Cian Keogh (Ciclotel Travel YPB); the only two top category riders to catch the groups on the night and push out front to fight for victory.

Brazilian fast man DJone Gomes (Unattached) took 3rd from Kieran Jackson (Comeragh CC), Cormac Durnin (Naas CC) and David Casserly (Longford CC).

Tues, May 7th: Mondello Series

Mondello Park, Co Kildare

Promoted by Irish Road Club

  1. Xeno Young Powerhouse Sport A1
  2. Cian Keogh Ciclotel Travel YPB A1
  3. Helton DJone Gomes da Costa Unattached A3
  4. Kieran Jackson Comeragh CC A3
  5. Cormac Durnin Naas CC A4
  6. David Casserly Longford CC A2

Unplaced A2

  1. Peter O’Toole UCD Cycling Club

Unplaced A3

  1. John Doris Epic MTB

Unplaced A4

  1. Emmet Egan Gorey Cycling Club
The front group after the line; the leaders having just finished ahead of them
Young was taking his first victory of the 2019 road race season (Photo: Sean Rowe)