The Tour of the Mournes didn’t disappoint today with fierce racing, hard climbs and plenty of breaks in the mix. A very worthy winner in Adam Ward from the formidable Powerhouse Sport Team, managed to get away in the last few miles from the deciding break, a gap appeared and he motored home to his second win in the A2 class, beating established senior riders as a second year Junior !! Here the results and some photos I took, and the action photos provided on our usual link by David Mc Veigh heading the media team. Great work of the organizers of the tour Newry Wheelers who have this sort of classic to a fine point..great feed after the race at the Newry Leisure Centre and fine spring weather in the bargain to..well done to all

PS. Sorry for the lateness of the report..had it all ready, and forgat to safe the draft..and had to do it all again, just not my day as I snapped my denture plate in the morning eating a cold pizza..serves me right..lol

Results courtesy of Newry Wheelers..Action photos here below on our Flickr Page ( https://www.flickr.com/photos/thebelgianproject/albums/72157693106114862/ ) and some podium photos from the BP media team been added to capture the day.

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Top Ten Results

  1. Adam Ward Powerhouse Sport
  2. Cian Delany Stamullen
  3. Conor Mc Cann Inspired Cycling
  4. Gareth O Neill Newry Wheelers CC
  5. Craig McAuley Team Caldwell Cycling
  6. Gary Donaldson Team Caldwell Cycling
  7. Johnny Taylor Carn Wheelers
  8. Jody Wright Phoenix CC
  9. Kevin Mc Kinney Armagh City Cyclists
  10. Darragh Mc Carter Donegal Bay                                                                                                              The Hardest man in Ireland..if you ever call someone a Flandrien here in Ireland Ali Gribbon would be the first one in my mind. 2 weeks ago badly wounded in his face and hospitalised for a week, and already back in the saddle today..mad or not!!          Marc Heaney back home for a few weeks…marked man today and couldn’t move an inch Cian Delaney from the Stamullen Stable taking a commendable second..I bet he had Gaybo in mind crossing the line, as I did..miss the big man at the races ..RIP Gabriel Howard  The Sponsor lead car (Killowen Contracts) A great thank you for supporting such big race   Conor Mc Cann continuing his good form with another podium in 3th.  First Newry Wheeler home in 4th place ..well done Gareth O’ Neill  After his win yesterday at the Bann Wheelers GP back in the prizes in 5th today Gary Donaldson in excellent form lately, winning the Wallace Caldwell last weekend and today 6th with hard work for his team mates..