Sam Bennett wins ‘Suir Valley’

Sam Bennett from Carrick emerged winner of the Suir Valley Three-Day cycling event at the conclusion in Clonmel on Bank Holiday Monday

Sam Bennett from Carrick emerged winner of the Suir Valley Three-Day cycling event at the conclusion in Clonmel on Bank Holiday Monday

The An Post Chain Reaction rider was in brilliant form over the weekend and made all the right breaks at all the right time.

The final leg of the race was a real test featuring two nasty category two climbs in the shape of The Vee and Colligan, as well as the race’s only category one finish.

Bennett was in awesome form and showed that when he soloed across a 40-second gap to a chase group on testing roads close to his home. Also when he closed that gap, he drilled a furious pace at the front to maximise the time gained on his rivals.

Sunday, saw the riders tackle a criterium race around the streets of Clonmel, won by Shane Archbold.