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PICTURE GALLERY : Peter Purfield Last Updated: 2 Apr 2018 - 8:45:17 PM

AN POST GOREY 3 DAY - Stage 4 Pictures
By Peter Purfield
26 Apr 2011,

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The Mayor of Gorey Robert Ireton presenting race leader David Cassidy with the Yellow Jersey at the stage start in Gorey town

The jersey holders starting stage 4 (L-R) Michael Barry, Caroline Ryan, Ian Inglis, David Cassidy and Conor McIlwaine

At 35km: The race in all together after passing the only KOH on the stage

The race approaching Tullow

After Tullow there are lots of attacks off the front

At 42km; Four riders break clear

47.5km: The leaders in Rathville

The bunch in Rathville

Only the Wexford Wheeler and Irish Junior rider are working at this stage

The main bunch is now at 50 secs

At 70km: The Swords rider has joined the two others, now three working and the yellow jerseys team mate is sitting on

The yellow jersey is at the front as the gap opens to 1 minute

The break is being pulled back on the long straight roads to Blessington

They are finally caught at Poulaphouca with just over 10km to the finish, they had been away for over 35km and three of them had moved ahead of the race leader on the road when the gap was at one minute

On the run to the finish more riders try escape the bunch, but everyone is brought back

The race in Blessington only 5km to go

50m its a big bunch sprint

Brendan Whelan from Lucan wins

Home in the bunch, David Cassidy of the Stevens team wins the 2011 An Post Gorey 3 Day

Presenting the winners trophy

The jerseys winners

Stage 4 Results
1 Brendan Whelan Lucan CRC
2 Tomasz Gieglis Henry J Lyons
3 John Priest Lucan CRC
4 Dave Duffy St Finbarr's CC
5 Conor Campbell Drogheda Wheelers
6 Ryan Mullen Team Skoda Ireland

Final Overall
1 David Cassidy Stevens
2 Conor McIlwaine Ireland Junior team
3 Michael Barry Barnardos
4 Paul Dolan Usher IRC
5 Martin Mizgajski Wexford Whls
6 Shane Hurley Barnardos

Points: Brendan Whelan
Mountains: Michael Barry
Womens: Caroline Ryan
Junior: Conor McIlwaine
Team: Team Skoda Ireland

Pictures from the race taken by Peter Purfield, the two pictures at the start in Gorey were taken by Gary McIlroy

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