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Job Vacancies: McGettigans Hotel seek receptionist and Senior Chef De PartieJob Vacancies: McGettigans Hotel seek receptionist and Senior Chef De Partie

first_imgDue to our continued success Mc Gettigans Hotel, Letterkenny are recruiting for the following positions:Hotel ReceptionistWe currently have an excellent opportunity for a Receptionist to join our talented team. We require candidates to have two years’ experience working in a Hotel Reception, a working knowledge of Reservation system Hotsoft would be an advantage.The ideal candidate must have fluent English, excellent communication skills, be motivated , enthusiastic and have a friendly and outgoing personality.Main duties include:* Assisting the Front Office Supervisor and the team with the smooth running of the reception* Work as part of a team but also be able to work on their own initiative.* Follow the day-to-day procedures of guest check-in and check-out.* Deal with and resolve guest queries.* Excellent organisational skills.* The ability to handle cash efficiently.* Balancing and handling of cash.* Providing high-level customer services both face to face and over the phone.* Upselling the hotels facilities. If you are interested in joining our team and have the relevant experience for the role, we want to hear from you, please apply with CV to hr@mcgettiganshotel.comExperienced Senior Chef De Partie (Warehouse Bar + Kitchen)We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Senior Chef De Partie to be part of our dynamic Kitchen teamYou will need to have the followingExcellent culinary background required, 2+ years’ experience in this role.Have excellent HACCP & Hygiene awareness.Be able to work in all areas of the kitchen.Be able to work under pressure whilst also producing excellent cuisine.Confident working on your own initiative and also part of a successful team.Have experience in a busy Kitchen.If you are interested in joining our team and have the relevant experience for the role, we want to hear from you, please apply with CV to hr@mcgettiganshotel.com Job Vacancies: McGettigans Hotel seek receptionist and Senior Chef De Partie was last modified: February 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:jobMcGettigan’s HotelVacancylast_img read more

Pochettino reveals ‘special story’ and explains how Spurs are so close to gloryPochettino reveals ‘special story’ and explains how Spurs are so close to glory

first_img5 Young heartsAt Espanyol, where he was a long-serving centre-back and then manager, Pochettino was nicknamed ‘The Sheriff of Murphy’. He has developed a reputation for fearsome double-training sessions. In the past, he has made his players walk over hot coals and even break arrows on each other’s throats.“He makes you suffer like a dog, and at the time you hate him for it,” said striker Dani Osvaldo, who nonetheless followed Pochettino from Espanyol to Southampton. “But by the Sunday, you’re grateful, because it works.”Jack Cork, who also played under Pochettino at Southampton, said it felt like you needed two hearts to play for Pochettino. We’re thinking in terms of pumping more oxygen to the muscles to fuel them for the relentless pressing.But Pochettino interprets it slightly differently: “That was a good metaphor. You know, we always say football is about emotion – me and my staff we feel it like an emotion. If you play without passion, it is difficult to achieve big things.“Yes, I am agreed that we demand a lot, but it’s not just demanding that the player needs to run, run, run and run. It’s tough because we push them to improve, to think, to give their best in every single moment that we spend together, and that is tough for the player.”Although Pochettino is stoic and calm in interviews, there are reports of the occasional dressing room explosion – such as after September’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco. His Jose Mourinho-style sobriquet might be ‘The Passionate One’.“I am very emotional,” admits Pochettino, who is nine years Mourinho’s junior. “Because today, I never lose what football and the ball means to me. If you keep that feeling, that emotion, you never lose your passion for football. 5 This article is from the current edition of our sister print publication Sport magazine, the brilliant free weekly mag packed full of must-read content. Follow Sport on Twitter here, like them on their Facebook page or download the FREE iPad app here to see the full issue.You can trace Mauricio Pochettino’s football philosophy back to an old photograph, and a stranger at the door.The Tottenham manager grew up in Murphy, a town of some 3,000 people in Argentina’s farming heartland. “I was playing football in the soil – in the fields,” he tells Sport.“My shoes had a big hole in the toes, and I always remember one picture that I love. I was two years old, with the ball in my arms, and I held it like it was my treasure. It’s an emotional photo for me because that is what represents my life. Everything that happened afterwards in my life is because of this ball.”Forty years later, Pochettino’s teams pursue the ball with the ferocity of treasure hunters. Tottenham’s young side press high up the pitch and win the ball in dangerous areas. There is also a new solidity at the back and steel throughout the team. Spurs are unbeaten in eight league games this season, and we head to their modern north London training centre the week after a smashing 2-0 win over Manchester City.It was Pep Guardiola’s first defeat as City boss, and elevates Pochettino into a select band of managers who have got the better of him twice (the Argentinian’s Espanyol side beat Guardiola’s Barcelona in 2009). Understandably, he’s in a pretty good mood. He answers our questions in English, with the occasional glance towards assistant manager Jesus Perez for help with a bit of vocabulary or translation. 5 “It was a nearly perfect performance,” says the 44-year-old, who joined Spurs from Southampton 18 months ago. “We were playing against a very good team, with a great manager, great players and one of the contenders to fight for the Premier League. It was a fantastic game.”The result has helped underline Tottenham’s own title ambitions. It’s been a long wait for the White Hart Lane faithful – their previous top-flight league title came in 1961 – but you sense things are moving in the right direction. Could this be the year?“It’s difficult to guess now, because a lot of things can happen during the season,” says Pochettino. “But it’s very important in football to have this belief. We are an ambitious team, the players want to improve and want to give the best in every game, and every training session.”It’s hard to square that with the alarming slump at the end of last season. After losing their shot at the title by throwing away a two-goal lead against Chelsea, Spurs seemed to implode in the remaining games. They lost 5-1 to already-relegated Newcastle on the last day of the campaign, and somehow contrived to finish third, behind Arsenal.“You need to improve and learn from your experience, and that was a great experience,” says Pochettino. “In that moment it was tough, but I think if you are clever you need to show that you improve and learn from the past.” Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino tells Sport his side are set to seize the day 5 “Today football, you know it’s a business – football and business are difficult to split. Sometimes we forget that we are not normal people who work in a company. We need to keep the emotion and the feeling that we had when we were boys. If you forget that, you transform your passion into a job, and that is the worst for a player.”Pochettino is speaking to us to promote Championship Manager 2017, but he says it’s that emotional side of management that’s hardest to recreate in a game: “A big part of management happens off the pitch, because you need to manage the person. They have good days and bad days, and that is impossible to replicate.”So, his gruelling fitness regime is not about asserting his control or dominance over the squad – it’s tough love.“I was a player, and we come from a different culture, with different ideas. In the past, I was always the same way and I believed that the important thing was only to play on Saturday and Sunday,” he explains. “Today you need to prepare your body, your mind, every single area. You need to work hard to improve, because the opponent prepares in the same way. If you’re not stronger, it’s difficult to compete. Sometimes when the players meet us for the first time, they feel we are tough. But in the end, we want the best for them.”Run freeMarcelo ‘El Loco’ Bielsa rolled into Murphy in the dead of night. In the mid-1980s the manager, who had spells with Argentina, Athletic Bilbao and Lazio, was working in youth development at Newell’s Old Boys – the Rosario club that gave us Lionel Messi.Bielsa hated flying, but he was convinced there was talent in Argentina’s rural interior that was being missed by the bigger clubs. So he divided a map of the country into 70 sections and methodically travelled around – clocking up more than 5,000 miles in his Fiat 147.It was 2am on a Monday when Bielsa knocked on the door of the Pochettino house with colleague Jorge Griffa. The future Spurs manager was 13, and fast asleep.Bielsa has a reputation as something of an eccentric figure, and the story goes that he asked Pochettino’s parents if he could see their sleeping son’s legs. “He looks like a footballer,” he declared, and they signed him on the spot.Pochettino grins. “Yes, that was the reality. I woke up in the morning and my mum explained the story. I said: ‘Yeah come on, it was in your dream. What did you drink before you went to sleep?’”Bielsa’s influence continued to shape Pochettino’s career – he moved to Rosario at 14 to train with Newell’s, breaking into the first team when Bielsa became manager in 1990, before moving to Europe to play for Espanyol, Paris Saint-Germain and Bordeaux. All 20 of his international caps – including a defeat to England at the 2002 World Cup, where he conceded a penalty for a foul on Michael Owen – came under Bielsa.“Sometimes you need to be brave,” he says, reflecting on the episode, which was sparked by a tip-off Bielsa had received from a local scout. “Sometimes you need to take risks. In that moment, they trusted in a person who lived in the area. They believed, and they took a risk, and they travelled to my town. And they were very brave, because at 2 o’clock in the morning to knock on the door of a house in the middle of nowhere, you risk yourself – some dog could come and bite you – they were very brave and it’s a special story.” 5 Pressing pointsTottenham have outrun their opposition in 71 of Pochettino’s 83 league games in charge. That all-action style has Bielsa’s fingerprints all over it. It has been argued, particularly after what happened at the end of last season, that this kind of football is difficult to sustain, but Pochettino scrunches up his face at the suggestion.“There are a lot of people that talk about things that in the end are old topics,” he says. “If you want to run, you need to work. If you want to play, you need to work tactically with the ball. If you want to press, you need to press on the training ground and prepare your team and organise your team to press. Too many people talk. We have a strong squad, and we can rotate.“It’s about the balance – we have the experience to manage and push the team. But in football, many things can happen. If in the end you fail, like last season – the reason is only football, not too many competitions or too many games.”With a young team tasting Champions League football and a new stadium on the way, these are promising times at Tottenham. “We are in a very exciting period at the club,” Pochettino agrees.“We have amazing facilities at the training ground, we are building a massive stadium – it will be one of the best in the world. We are the youngest team in the Premier League. All these things are positive.”So, what’s the philosophy? “We push them to play and to be brave on the pitch – to be protagonists, to press high.” He claps his hands together. “With the ball, play always along the grass. The way we play is a fantastic way to achieve things, and all the players will feel that they share our philosophy. You only need to add some luck to win trophies or achieve big things.”There are big things in store for Spurs’ bright, talented manager. Pochettino asks his players to be brave and take risks, like Bielsa knocking on a stranger’s door – and to play with passion and heart, like that boy in the photograph with holes in his shoes and a ball in his arms.Championship Manager 2017 is now available free on iOS and Androidlast_img read more

Jamie Vardy adamant he is not just Harry Kane’s back-up striker for EnglandJamie Vardy adamant he is not just Harry Kane’s back-up striker for England

first_img1 Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy Jamie Vardy insists he is not just Harry Kane’s international back-up as he urged England to book their World Cup spot.The Three Lions are one win away from sealing their place in Russia next summer as they top qualifying Group F.They host Slovenia before travelling to Lithuania to wrap up their campaign next month and boss Gareth Southgate announces his squad on Thursday with five-goal Leicester striker Vardy set to be included.Southgate watched him both score and miss a penalty in Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to Liverpool, while fellow forward Kane has nine goals in his last five games for Tottenham, including a hat-trick in Tuesday’s 3-0 Champions League win at Apoel Nicosia.Kane also netted twice in England’s 4-0 win in Malta earlier this month but Vardy denied that the rest of the country’s forwards, also numbering six-goal Marcus Rashford, are only Kane’s support.“It’s nothing like that. It depends on how we line-up. ‘H’ has been in fine form for his club and country as well,” said Vardy, who has six goals in 17 caps.“It’s just one of those things, you have to keep working hard, show you are playing well and put yourself in the picture.“There’s still things I need to improve on – there’s some very good strikers wanting to get in that England squad. I’m planning to make sure I’m playing well for my club first and foremost.”Vardy has netted three times in his last three games while Jermain Defoe has one for Bournemouth but Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is out with a groin injury.England welcome Slovenia on October 5 and play in Lithuania on October 8 and Vardy, who scored in the 2-0 home win over Lithuania in March, wants qualification sealed before the game in Vilnius.“We need two more points so hopefully we can get them in the first game against Slovenia and then top that off with a win in Lithuania,” he added.last_img read more

LOUGHANURE BOYS ARE WRITE-ON FOR TV3 APPEARANCELOUGHANURE BOYS ARE WRITE-ON FOR TV3 APPEARANCE

first_imgThey’re the youngest entrePENuers in Ireland and they’re on TV3 this morning.The success of the young McGarvey brothers and Donegal Pens is no secret around this neck of the woods.But it seems that TV3 are now realising what remarkable young lads the Loughanure boys really are. The boys, who make their pens in their back shed, will appear with their dad Eoin on the station’s Morning Show just after 11am.Now where did I put that pen so I can write it in my diary…!EndsLOUGHANURE BOYS ARE WRITE-ON FOR TV3 APPEARANCE was last modified: March 1st, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Council rejects fire vote petitionCouncil rejects fire vote petition

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The cash-strapped city is considering going with county fire services as a cost-saving measure. It’s estimated Montebello would save $2.5 million annually if it went with the county Fire Department. The petition would make it mandatory for the city to hold an election if ever the council tried to eliminate the city Fire Department. But in a staff report for Wednesday’s meeting, City Attorney John Pringle advised the council to reject the ordinance because the committee had not followed all of the state Election Code guidelines. Pringle said people wanting to circulate a petition must first file a “notice of intent to circulate a petition” with the City Clerk’s Office and then publish that notice in a “newspaper of general circulation that is adjudicated by a court order” – meaning it is authorized to publish government notices. “The key here is adjudicated,” Pringle said. “The code says that any signatures obtained before the publishing requirements are met should not be counted.” MONTEBELLO – In a 3-2 vote, the Montebello City Council rejected an ordinance Wednesday that would have voters decide whether the county should take over the city’s Fire Department. A raucous crowd cheered and jeered during the proceedings, which ended with a vote by Mayor Bob Bagwell and City Council members Norma Lopez-Reid and Jeff Siccama to reject the petition. Last week, the county had verified the Save Our Paramedic, Fire and Police Services Committee had collected enough valid signatures to call for a special election on the issue. Council members Rosie Vasquez and Bill Molinari created the committee in response to the majority’s move in April to obtain a proposal from the county for fire services. Pringle said only the Montebello News has adjudication authority in the city, even though it is now known as the Los Angeles Wave newspaper. “Are you telling me we should have published our notice in a newspaper that no longer exists?” said Molinari to loud cheers from the audience. City Clerk Bob King followed Pringle’s advice and did not certify the petition, sending a notice to Pringle late Wednesday afternoon. Richard Volkoff, president of the Montebello Fire Fighters Association, said going with the county was the only way to improve the department. “The ordinance is written so that the city can never increase its funding for the department,” Volkoff said. “How is that protecting the residents?” Lopez-Reid said although she did not want to get rid of the city’s department, she didn’t want to keep it at the expense of the inevitable cutbacks. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Firemen tackle another gorse fire in West DonegalFiremen tackle another gorse fire in West Donegal

first_imgTwo units of the fire service from Dungloe have tackled a gorse fire in Crolly this evening.The fire started at Rampart Road in Crolly and a local alerted the emergency services.The fire crews bought the blaze under control and no property was in danger. This is the third time the fire services in the west of the county have tackled gorse fires in recent weeks.Firemen tackle another gorse fire in West Donegal was last modified: January 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Basketball Ireland outlines plans for 15-team Men’s Division One next seasonBasketball Ireland outlines plans for 15-team Men’s Division One next season

first_imgPhoto by Jordan Cummins.Basketball Ireland have outlined their plans for next season’s expanded National League Men’s Division One.The 15-team league, which will once again include Sligo All-Stars, will see each team play each other once initially, before the top eight teams will split into Division 1A and the bottom seven clubs will go into Division 1B, with the sides in each division playing each other once more.The side that finishes top of 1A will be crowned league champions and will be promoted to the Super League, while the second-placed team can opt to face the second-bottom team in the Super League in a play-off to determine standings for the following season.The Presidents Cup, which the All-Stars finished runners-up in last season, will remain a straight knockout competition involving all 15 clubs, while the League Cup at the end of the season will involve the top four teams in divisions 1A and 1B.last_img read more

What’s New for the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine FestivalWhat’s New for the 2019 Epcot Food and Wine Festival

first_imgShare This!Wow! Can you believe we are just two months out from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival? (PS: that also means we are two months out from Galaxy’s Edge….just a head’s up!)The festival debuts on August 29 and this year will be the 24th year for the popular festival, which will go on for 87 days through November 23! (That’s longer than ever!)First, there will be a few new food booths for this year’s festival.The Appleseed Orchard Marketplace, which sounds perfect for this fall themed festival, will offer a unique variety of craft brews, ciders, wines and lite bites. Here, you will be able to pair apple-inspired beers, ciders and cocktails like the Apple Blossom Sky all while nibbling on Charcuterie and Cheese. The Appleseed Orchard will offer brews, ciders and wines both individually or as flights. There will also be the Frozen Apple Pie drink that’s non-alcoholic. This new marketplace will be located next to Le Cellier Steakhouse in World Showcase.Also new will be The Alps Marketplace, where you can enjoy Warm Raclette Swiss Cheese with Baby Potatoes, Cornichons and Baguette, or Venison Stew with Crushed Potatoes paired with a refreshing Frozen Rosé.For families, (ok…who are we kidding…for everyone) they can enjoy Emile’s Fromage Montage where a variety of cheese can be sampled. If you purchase any five cheese dishes from the Marketplaces listed in the Festival Passport, you’ll want to make sure you also collect a stamp for each one. Once you’ve collected all five stamps, bring the stamped Festival Passport to Shimmering Sips for a complimentary specialty cheesecake unique to the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival.Also new for this year during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be the Tailgate Tasting hosted by ESPN’s Monday Night Football, which will be available select Sundays starting September 8 – November 17. The 45-minute program will pair dishes with a beverage inspired by the cities of the pro teams playing each Monday night. You’ll even learn how to prepare the dishes served.The Disney du Jour Dance Party during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival will be expanded to take place during the week, with weekend Radio Disney artist appearances. Sundays through Thursdays, a DJ will lead the interactive fun, then on Fridays and Saturdays there will be performances by Radio Disney and Radio Disney Country artists, as well as appearances from a few of your favorite Disney characters. Plan now to catch Meg Donnelly (“With U,” Disney Channel’s Zombies) August 30-31, Jenna Raine (“A Letter to Me”) September 13-14, Sky Katz (“Like This,” Disney Channel’s Raven’s Home) October 11-12 and JAGMAC (“Like a Band”) October 18-19.Finally, there are a few new artists that have been announced for the Eat to the Beat Concert Series. They include the returning fan favorite, 98° on October 7-9, Oct. 7-9, as well as newcomers BBMak (“Back Here”) on November 15-16 and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra (“Un Gran Dia en El Barrio”) on November 17-18.So, get ready for lots of great food, beverages, entertainment, and more this year during the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.last_img read more

World IA Day 2015 LivestreamWorld IA Day 2015 Livestream

first_imgPlans change. And sometimes you can’t make it to events you registered for. Or perhaps the event has sold out. In the case of World Information Architecture (IA) Day, the wonderful organizers have you covered. Twenty-one of the 38 sites for 2015 World IA Day have livestream.Woohoo! So relax, sit back, and watch the World IA Day events happening around the world today from the comfort of your armchair at home.I spent part of this morning watching Martin Oberhäuser from Bureau Oberhaeuser, on the World IA Day Greece livestream. Here’s a brief list of the cities livestreaming World IA Day 2015:Ann ArborChicagoCopenhagenEnschede (The Netherlands)GreeceKentNew YorkOregonSwitzerlandFind additional cities livestreaming their World IA Day events. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedWorld Information Architecture Day Ann Arbor Returns on February 23Back for its eighth year, World Information Architecture (IA) Day Ann Arbor is the annual one-day conference created by the Information Architecture Institute and produced by local volunteers. Organized by School of Information students at the University of Michigan, this year’s event with the theme “Design for Difference” will be…In “Conference”World Information Architecture Day 2015, Ann ArborWondering what information architecture is all about? Join me this Saturday, February 21 when World Information Architecture Day returns for its fourth year to Ann Arbor, Michigan. World Information Architecture (IA) Day, Ann Arbor is one of 38 cities across 24 countries holding a one-day free conference to bring together…In “Conference”World Information Architecture Day 2014: Ann ArborThe third annual World Information Architecture Day returns to Ann Arbor this year on Saturday, February 15. World Information Architecture (IA) Day is a global celebration of information architecture, a full day where people in our community can learn about recent research, network with peers, and showcase new ideas. Organized…In “Conference”last_img read more

Junior cyclists fly SA flag highJunior cyclists fly SA flag high

first_img“The team worked very hard for Shaun-Nick and it was amazing to see how big junior cycling is here. The entire race was broadcast live on national radio and got plenty of TV and print media coverage,” remarked Nick Bester, who was in Spain to assist with team support. At the end of the four-stage International Cycling Union 2.1-graded tour, Bester, the son of former Comrades Marathon star Nick Bester, was in fact tied on time with Ibai Salas of the Navalcarnero team, but the Spaniard was awarded first place based on the fact that he’d had better stage placings than Bester. The team, which comprised Bester, Kruger, Meintjes, Van Zyl, Gouws, Jennings, Stefano Maiorana and Bradley Mitchell, ended third in the team competition. “Congratulations too to those riders who helped make this effort a team contribution and well done to Louis Meintjes and HB Kruger, also of the Toyota Supercycling Academy, who also finished the tour. StunningBester and his South African teammates started the high-profile event off by stunning the European riders, mostly from Spain and Italy, when they took the first three places on stage one, an 85.6-kilometre leg from Los Corrales to Mercadal. Van Zyl secured the win ahead of Christopher Jennings and Bester. Bester managed to avoid the illness and the crash and held his own against some aggressive opposition to finish ninth on the stage to take over the race lead. SAinfo reporter ‘We’re making an impression’“But I’m still happy with second in such high quality company,” Bester said. “My teammates were great with their support, and the Europeans are all talking about the South Africans now, so we’re making an impression.” “I couldn’t believe it,” said a disappointed Bester. “To lose the race on the final stage only by a count back was heart-breaking. On the final category two climb on the last stage, Salas attacked Bester, who was isolated from his teammates after they’d buried themselves for him earlier on. Bester thought his hopes of victory had vanished until his teammate Johann van Zyl rode across to him at the summit and helped pace Bester to the finish. That gave the South Africans all the major jerseys – yellow and points (both Van Zyl) and King of the Mountains (Jennings) – as well as the lead in the team competition. Stage two was a nightmare in comparison. Van Zyl and Jennings both fell ill overnight with food poisoning and Jennings, along with teammates HB Kruger and Rian Gouws, all went down in the same crash! Salas had a 45-second lead on Bester at the base of the descent, which Van Zyl and Bester reduced to 12 seconds at the finish.center_img 23 June 2009 “We rode so hard for the last 10 Ks. We just couldn’t ride any harder,” explained Bester. “But in the end it just wasn’t enough. One second quicker and I would have held onto yellow.” Yellow jerseyDespite their illness and injuries, the South African team helped Bester as best they could to hold onto the yellow jersey for stage three. With a 12-second advantage over Salas the scene was set for a dramatic final stage, an 84.9km leg from San Felices to Los Corrales. But it was to be the Spaniard’s day and he finished fifth, exactly 12 seconds ahead of Bester. Up there with the best in the world“We have thought, but not known for sure that our riders are up there with the best in the world and now we have proof!’ Shaun-Nick Bester, racing for the national team, became the first South African junior male to finish on an overall podium at a top-graded international road cycling tour, when he claimed second place at the Vuelta al Besaya in Spain on the weekend. Hendrik Lemmer, Director of the Cycling South Africa Road Commission, said: “It is great to see riders from all three big junior teams in South Africa putting local rivalries aside and working as one for success as a national team in Europe. “Shaun-Nick is a dedicated and extremely talented rider. His hard work is paying off and we look forward to more great results from him and the rest of the squad on their European campaign. “We realise this is a ‘special vintage’ and we need to look after these riders now and into the future.” Salas and Bester both had a final time of eight hours, 42 minutes and 12 seconds, with Bester’s third place on stage one his highest finish. Salas was third on stage two and second on stage three. Shaun-Nick Bester is a member of the Toyota Supercycling Academy and the Academy’s manager, Ian Wilson, was thrilled by his outstanding performance: “This is great news for the Academy and junior cycling in South Africa!” he said. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more