The Arcane Track Cycling Team showed their teeth at the final Major Elite Track Event of 2017 , winning five of the six Elite Medals available on the day, in the Leinster Track Cycling Championships .
Newly Crowned Irish National Sprint & Keirin Champion, (& 2017 Team Sprint Silver Medallist) Tony Mairs got the Team off to a great start by winning the opening TT . This result was never in doubt , however Tony was disappointed that he didn’t break his own National record on his way to the Gold .
Arcane’s Newest Sprint star Rob Deegan (2017 National Sprint Silver Medallist) showed his pedigree and banished recent National Commissaire decision against him by taking the Silver Medal behind his Team mate .
Darragh Zaidan rounded up the podium for Arcane Cycling Team taking Bronze (proving that he can Sprint with the Sprinters when a medal is at stake) for a first ever complete Team Leinster Track Podium .
The team went into the Elite Scratch race with the goal of winning the title , and Zaidan didn’t disappoint , The former National Pursuit Champion (& Current National Scratch and Madison Silver Medallist) showing no pressure with the favourite tag – winning with a trademark long attack, after good early attacks from his team mates Kyle Crotty, Andre Grennell and Ryan Byrne . Sam Gilmore would put in a great ride to take a Bronze Medal , and bring the team total up to Five Medals (Two Leinster Champions) from six medals available .
Team Sponsor & Coach Brendan Whelan(Former Elite & Veteran Champion) added a bonus Bronze in the Veteran event , and former Women’s Champion Róisín Kennedy battled hard in the Women’s race but would come up short .
New youth signing Hannah Tilly added two Bronze medals to the tally , the young rider showing good progression after training with Women’s Team sponsor Martyn Irvine for the previous month .
A nice end to the season for the ‘Arcane Cycling Team’ & ‘Arcane Women’s Team ‘- and we are already planning 2018..