Round two of the Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series supported by BikingDirty.com saw Jonathan Maunsell claim victory at Bike Park Ireland.
Always a highlight of the Grassroots Enduro Series, Bike Park Ireland saw entries sell out in minutes. Considerably up on round one’s 137 riders, almost 200 eager competitors took to the start line on Sunday.
And with the weather Gods out in full force, they couldn’t have ask for better weather to tackle the three stages laid out.
Maunsell leads them home
After playing second fiddle to Paul McLoughlin at round one at The Nagles, Team Ballyhoura’s Manusell came out swinging at Bike Park Ireland.
With three strong, fast and consistent stages he topped the time sheets to claim the overall win by four seconds, while also proving fastest of the Elite riders.
Micheal Lee ended his day just four seconds behind Maunsell for second overall and Elite class runner-up result.
Clocking a dead heat with Lee, Scott Coyne (Bike Park Ireland/Galway MTB) — quickest on stage one — completed the top three but also secured the win in the Under 30 category.
Price takes Youth win
With the racing as tight as they come, Biking Dirty’s Sean Price placed just one second behind for fourth overall. Price was also winner of the Youth class.
Jason Murphy rounded out the overall top five, while placing third in Elite.
Daniel Collins (LMBC) was best of the Under 40 class, with Bikeology’s Nigel Glynn coming home as Under 40 runner-up.
Round one winner Paul McLoughlin (Bespoke Cycles) had to settle for eight overall this time out but did enough to make it two wins from two starts in the Over 40 category.
Women — Muldoon remains unbeaten
In the Women’s class, Michelle Muldoon (Flow MTB) continues her unbeaten run of form in 2018 to make it four wins from four starts.
Muldoon stopped the clocks 28 seconds clears of Martina Hanusova (Bikeology) to take a commanding victory.
With Hanusova second, Olive Mulqueen (Limerick Mountain) rounded out the top three.
Results — Grassroots Enduro Series, Round 2
Complete Results: Polygon Grassroots Enduro Series, Round 2
Photo Credit: Western Lakes Cycling Club