Following the last three seasons where he has been based in France, most recently with well-known feeder team VC la Pomme Marseille, James Curry has returned home to race on the local domestic scene. His time abroad has obviously paid dividends and he has shown some great consistency in his results; 5 podiums & 11 x top ten finishes already this year, including 2 runner up spots in National Road Series events.
The most recent of those results came on Sunday past when he traveled to the Mullingar GP in Multyfarnham with his team Dan Morrissey - MIG.ie - Pactimo. Lying in 2nd place in the Cycling Ireland National Road Series going into the event would mean he’d be a marked man, but another top result, 4th place, resulted in him taking the lead in the Series.
Leaving for 2 weeks racing in Belgium, Curry will appreciate the confidence boost of leading a National Series ahead of many of the country’s top road cyclists. With only 3 rounds remaining in the series, a scheduled fortnight of hard racing in Belgium couldn’t come at a better time. He will return for the next round, the John Beggs Memorial in Dromore on Saturday 10th August which will be hosted by his home club, Banbridge CC.
Donning the National Road Series leader’s jersey in a local race will be a privilege Curry will enjoy, and with a terrain that should suit his abilities the so far elusive top step will no doubt be on his wish list.