Write it down: Killaloe, your new destination to have some good craic with your friends. And we had fun for sure at the second round of the Gravity Enduro Series
2019 in Ireland. Each and every rider agrees that this location has some mint trails, with a great balance of physical and technical sections. It has been a perfect day, some drops of rain in the afternoon didn't affect terrain conditions. By the end of the day, some corners were blown out, and the lines that on training day were barely visible, on race day were there for you. But that didn't stop some riders having issues navigating the roots and trees on the trails. Tons of trees ready to smash your pinky finger and get some valuable seconds off your time.
The winner of the day, Ronan Dunne, all smiles for the young rider from team Biking.ie. Winning 4 out of 5 stages means he was all for it without any discussion. Harry Byrne from Expert Cycles/Silverfish ended up second and was the only one to take a stage win from him. Jonathan Maunsell got his head clear and battled all day with Harry for the 2nd position, a sixth position on the last stage made him lose that second step of the podium. Ian Coates Biking Dirty and Emmet Callaghan Team Ross completed the top 5 pro men positions.
On the women results, Leah Maunsell continues to be the one to beat, she won all the stages ending the day with a 31-second advantage over Hanna Harvey Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast. Hanna also was riding with confidence and got second on all stages, followed by Meave Baxter Cuchulainn/RCR in third. Ruth Doorley MAD and Hanna Mullin Green Bikes/TrailDemons CC completed the top 5 women.
Next stop, Slade, Co Dublin, 15/16 of June, stay tuned for more racing on the Emerald Island!
It's all about having fun with your friends, enjoy the day and have some laughs
1st. Ronan Dunne — 10:58.81 Team Biking.ie
2nd. Harry Byrne — 11:07.78 +0:08.97 Expert Cycles / Silverfish
3rd. Jonathan Maunsell — 11:14.19 +0:15.38 Team Ballyhoura
4th. Ian Coates — 11:33.97 +0:35.16 Biking Dirty
5th. Emmet Calllaghan — 11:34.18 +0:35.37 IMBRC
1st Leah Maunsell — 13:31.23
2nd Hannah Harvey — 14:02.86 +0:31.63 Chain Reaction Cycles Belfast
3rd Meave Baxter — 14:10.22 +0:38.99 Cuchulainn / RCR
4th Ruth Doorley — 15:19.44 +1:48.21 MAD
5th Hannah Mullin — 15:29.27 +1:58.04 Green Bikes / Trail Demons CC