The last stage of the Newry 3 day was a confirmation that some juniors would look good in the A1 cat ..with no doubt the winner of this prestigious race Adam Ward would hold his own and so would be some of his mates for sure..not only protecting his jersey’s today and riding in yellow, but involved in front all day and his team mates keeping a watchful eye in the bunch all day..then slipping away with a few to put his stamp on the 2018 edition, in the same fashion Jake Gray did in 2016 ! The only jersey he could not get today was the leading A3 jersey..as he is not eligible for that anymore due to his A2 status..This will be reversed end season as he has to join the A3 again as espoir next year..it sounds ridiculous, but this is the current rule ..oh well..will take him a day or 2 to move up the way his form is. Today it was more about who gonna be second.. So well organised by promoter Newry Wheelers, barbeque after and a very pleasant weekend is behind us, but also a dramatic first annulled stage, and latest news is that the PSNI outrider has left hospital to nurse some broken bones, and the cavalcade car driver luckily walked away with some bruises but shocked by the whole incident..I can tell you that this man is one of the most experienced driver in the cavalcade and it’s shows you that accidents can happen.. you have to say well done to the Wheelers and their volunteers to re organise in a pro way and that safety is their first concern. Also a thank you to Newry Wheelers for the donation towards my project, it will be spend on petrol next week while visiting the Irish Champs in Sligo and gratefully accepted..and does anyone knows a good brand of after sun..because I am glowing after this summer weekend..Stage 3 result

1 79 Ward, Adam Powerhouse 2h47m26s

2 94 Doogan, Patrick j Caldwell Cycles 2h47m26s

3 28 Creighton, Thomas Trek@Kinningcycles 2h47m30s @4s
4 104 Cunningham, Adam Velo Club Mourne 2h47m32s @6s
5 31 Thompson, Stewart Clann Eireann 2h47m50s @24s
6 75 Walker, Dale Phoenix 2h47m50s @ s/t
7 66 Nolan, Sean Navan Road club 2h47m50s @ s/t
8 89 Sweetman, Craig Meath Fast Shipping 2h47m50s @ s/t
9 80 Flannagan, Breandan Powerhouse 2h47m50s @ s/t
10 70 Halvey, Conor NRPT 2h47m50s @ s/t
11 38 McGlynn, Michael David McCall Team 2h47m50s @ s/t
12 27 Doyle, Phil Trek@Kinningcycles 2h47m50s @ s/t
13 107 Gregg, Jamie Dromore 2h47m50s @ s/t
14 22 Gibson, Craig Carn Wheelers 2h47m50s @ s/t
15 57 McAllister, Matthew Island Wheelers 2h47m50s @ s/t
16 69 Carey, Shaun North Down CC 2h47m50s @ s/t
17 64 Canty, Jeremy VELO Composite 2h47m50s @ s/t
18 88 Jones, Simon Meath Fast Shipping 2h47m50s @ s/t
19 90 Delahaye, Neil Meath Fast Shipping 2h47m50s @ s/t
20 49 Carberry, Keelan Four Masters 2h47m50s @ s/t
21 59 McIntyre, David Maryland Wheelers 2h47m50s @ s/t
22 105 Shannon, Eddie Velo Club Mourne 2h47m50s @ s/t
23 13 Purdy, Daniel Banbridge 2h47m50s @ s/t
24 62 Graham, Daniel VELO Composite 2h47m50s @ s/t
25 36 Watson, Aaron David McCall Team 2h47m50s @ s/t
26 2 Woods, Des Newry Wheelers 2h47m50s @ s/t
27 78 McLaughlin, Matt Phoenix 2h47m50s @ s/t
28 83 Steele, Brian Shimna 2h47m50s @ s/t
29 63 McCambridge, Kevin VELO Composite 2h47m50s @ s/t
30 108 Douglas, Brandon West Down Wheelers 2h47m50s @ s/t

Final GC 1 79 Ward, Adam Powerhouse 5h49m55s

2 2 Woods, Des Newry Wheelers 5h50m53s @58s
3 1 Bingham, Alan Newry Wheelers 5h51m03s @1m08s
4 90 Delahaye, Neil Meath Fast Shipping 5h51m20s @1m25s
5 89 Sweetman, Craig Meath Fast Shipping 5h54m07s @4m12s
6 59 McIntyre, David Maryland Wheelers 5h54m14s @4m19s
7 98 Crory, Gary VC Glendale 5h54m22s @4m27s
82 94 Doogan, Patrick j Caldwell Cycles 5h54m52s @4m57s
94 28 Creighton, Thomas Trek@Kinningcycles 5h55m08s @5m 13s
101 75 Walker, Dale Phoenix 5h55m12s @5m17s
11 114 McKinley, Drew Newry Haldane Fisher 5h55m29s @5m34s
12 53 Mitchell, Brian Harps 5h55m31s @5m36s
13 180 Flannagan, Breandan Powerhouse 5h55m32s @5m37s
14 188 Jones, Simon Meath Fast Shipping 5h55m38s @5m43s
15 1 70 Halvey, Conor NRPT 5h55m39s @5m44s
16 8 3 Lynch, Kevin Newry Wheelers 5h55m58s @6m03s
17 1 104 Cunningham, Adam Velo Club Mourne 5h56m47s @6m52s
18 1 31 Thompson, Stewart Clann Eireann 5h57m03s @7m08s
19 50 McGinley, Mark Four Masters 5h57m08s @7m13s
20 1 57 McAllister, Matthew Island Wheelers 5h57m09s @7m14s
21 1 108 Douglas, Brandon West Down Wheelers 5h57m09s @s/t
22 9 Murray, Gareth Ards CC 5h57m09s @s/t
23 8 Topping, Richard Ards CC 5h57m13s @7m18s
24 68 McArthur, Paul North Down CC 5h57m14s @7m19s
25 54 Glendenning, Alan Island Wheelers 5h57m14s @s/t
26 66 Nolan, Sean Navan Road club 5h57m17s @7m22s
27 376 McKee, Conal Phoenix 5h57m18s @7m23s
28 527 Doyle, Phil Trek@Kinningcycles 5h57m19s @7m24s
29 11 64 Canty, Jeremy VELO Composite 5h57m19s @s/t30 1
83 Steele, Brian Shimna 5h57m19s @s/t
31 4 7 Doherty, Oisin AAA 5h57m19s @s/t
32 18 Robinson, Andrew Bann Wheelers 5h57m19s @s/t
33 230 McKnight, David Clann Eireann 5h57m19s @s/t
34 19 McElderry, Colin Bann Wheelers 5h57m19s @s/t
35 6 99 Boyle, Tony VC Glendale 5h57m19s @s/t
36 651 McLaughlin, Mitchell Four Masters 5h57m19s @s/t
37 261 Lyttle, Ryan Maryland Wheelers 5h57m19s @s/t
38 622 Gibson, Craig Carn Wheelers 5h57m27s @7m32s
39 10 78 McLaughlin, Matt Phoenix 5h57m27s @s/t
40 6110 Smyth, Ronnie West Down Wheelers 5h57m27s @s/t
41 2106 Loughran, Rory Velo Club Mourne 5h57m27s @s/t
42 326 Joyce, Luke Trek@Kinningcycles 5h57m27s @s/t
43 552 Doyle, Barry Harps 5h57m27s @s/t
44 713 Purdy, Daniel Banbridge 5h57m35s @7m40s
45 8 55 Murtagh, Colin Island Wheelers 5h57m35s @s/t
46 624 Gibson, Nigel Carn Wheelers 5h57m35s @s/t
47 936 Watson, Aaron David McCall Team 5h57m37s @7m42s
48 737 Wyley, Aaron David McCall Team 5h57m37s @s/t
49 593 Murray, Darren Caldwell Cycles 5h57m37s @s/t
50 8107 Gregg, Jamie Dromore 5h57m40s @7m45s