Isaac Peatfield of the British Green Jersey team had the third stage of the Junior Tour of Ireland in his sights today but celebrated too early and was passed on the line.
Nick Carter of the US Hot Tubes pushed all the way through the finish line in Barefield and lunged for the line perfectly clocking 2:05.15, Peatfield had the same time to finish second and Carter’s teammate Magnus Sheffield finished third also with the same time.
Nic Narraway suffered from an early mechanical, but with the help of his team mate Tommy Servetas was able to pace back to the peloton.
Well into the race there was a large crash of 15+ riders brought the team car caravan to a stop. Coaches all jump out to aid their riders with wheels and mechanical support.
Narraway suffered a broken fork, unable to continue Narraway waited at the side of the road for almost 12 minutes before a Guarda officer came to his aid borrowing a bike from another passing team car and got Narraway back into the race so that he was able to finish the stage.
Narraway eventually finished 66th with the same time as the winner.
After three stages, Sheffield retains the race lead, the young rider classification jersey and the climbers’ jersey with a time of 5:26.38, Peatfield is in second with a time of 5:26.42 and Joe Pidcock is in third with a time of 5:26.44. Narraway is now in 105th place he has an overall time of 5:50.01, 23 minutes and 20 seconds behind the Leader after Three Stages.
Narraway’s team USA East ID Talent are in 10th place up 12 places from their starting position of 22nd place out of 28 teams with an overall time of 6:15.45.