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Emyvale CC Runs Crit At St. Davnets.

A Crit, or Criterium, is a bike race held on a short circuit, where the cyclists race for a certain number of laps or for a special length of time. Any rider who gets overlapped must drop out. It can also be a combination of time and laps where the cycle for 15 minutes and then have three laps to the finish. This type of racing is very common in Belgium and Holland and in the USA and is becoming more common in Ireland. Over the past couple of months Emyvale Cycling Club has been taking part in an Inter-Club competition, whereby clubs involved organise one or two events and there are points for the top 10 winners and points for participation. At the end the team with the highest points and the individual with the highest points aer declared the winners. On Thursday evening, June 15th held a Crit in the grounds of St. Davnets. It was an ideal setting though the rain caused the surface to become slippery and a couple of riders ended up on the ground with no serious injury. This type of race is good for spectators as the race keeps coming around and you see more of the action. There were four groups on Thursday night and there was some excellent racing and individual battles with plenty of excitement. The points awarded were added in to the overall total and will help to determine the eventual winners. Well done to all involved.

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