Gater takes Laragh Classic after titanic breakaway battle

September 14, 2014 – AQUABLUE’S Keith Gater lifted the Friends First Laragh Classic Cobble after a grueling three-man breakaway ride with UCD’s Sean McKenna and fellow Aquablue rider Damien Shaw

The trio left the bunch early on the 116km race and wrenched a one minute lead out to as much as three minutes over the hilly, 24km circuit. The racing was hard and fast and lasted almost to the line as Gater jumped in the final metres, leaving McKenna to sprint for second over Shaw.

Full results are on the Laragh Classic page and below is a more three dimensional look at an absolutely blinding day of racing at the foot of the Wicklow Mountains.

It began thusly

The break digs in

The race for the fabled Laragh Classic cobble was ON
2kg of glory

2kg of glory

Aquablue’s Keith Gater punches the air at the line, McKenna and Shaw sprinting for the final podium places

Glimpse of the undercard

Spotted above Annamoe

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When the course attacks

UCD’s Colm Cassidy crashes out. . .

. . .but bounces back with a cuppa!

Last year’s A4 race winner, Fixx Rouleur Squeak O’Reilly, was also taken down on the tough and technical course. . .

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