|Posted by manxroadclub on July 24, 2016 at 3:20 PM|
What's the next best thing to winning in Rio? Getting on the podium in the Fred Kelly that is what!
1. Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky)
2. William Draper (Team RL360 IOM)
3. Thomas Bostock (Team RL360 IOM)
Seems that no matter how hard it tried to dampen the spirits of the competitors in the Fred Kelly Memorial road race this morning, the weather could not stop these three grinning from ear-to-ear after conquering the lung bursting climb out of Tholt-y-Will. Batman and Si led the race from the 1st lap right up to the bottom of the climb and a comment something along the lines of 'felt like I was going backwards' came as a result of the attacks from Pete, William and Thomas. In the end it was watts per kilo that determined the outcome and initial rumour of large crowds on the climb that might cause Mr Kelly to stall the lead car and cause a pile-up, were totally unfounded.
A big thank you to all the competitors for taking part and also to Jim, the drivers, marshalls, ambulance crew and all helpers for enabling this event to be run. Also, a big thank you to the Tea Barn for some fine post event refreshments and cake.