All winning photos courtesy of Sharon McFarland…Results ETCC , other photos of the BP media team
This two buggers came to meet me while I was taking some shots, crossing the road as they owned it…luckily the race was just passed as it would have been carnage …I got them back behind the fence and got them named after 2 troublemakers called Merkle and May

The trip to the Loop near Magherafelt is always a pleasant one and again didn’t disappoint this year for the East Tyrone GP promoted by East Tyrone CC and sponsored by KDM Hire and All Road vehicle parts. The Loop GAA facilities as headquarters which provide ample parking and welcomed showers for the riders and a big clubhouse where the winners were greeted with a feast of buns, more buns and hot soup and drinks. Many cyclists wives and mothers happy as their loved ones came home well fed and no cooking to do on Saturday for them. The spring sun was on duty and made the day even more pleasant for all involved. In the morning two youth races but very low entry this time but probably would have produced the same winners with a bigger field in each race.

Young Dunwoody now U14 was hard to beat last year in the U12’s cat and it seems Seth find the step up no problem ( Photo Sharon Mc Farland)

Errigle’s youngest Gallagher another lad to watch this year as winning comes naturally to the Donegal lad
Photo Sharon Mc Farland

The afternoon started and ended with the Handicapped A2-A1 race, with the A4 race first to finish, soon followed by the A3’s & Juniors who had a full field and a solo winner. Lorraine Jeffers (photo below) from ETCC told us that a mobile phone was found after the race and to get in touch with the club to retrieve it….A great thank you to the East Tyrone club and his volunteers, commissaires and of course the riders for a good day racing

Adam Ward (Bioracer-DHL-FR Services) beats inform Lindsay Watson and ex-teammate from Powerhouse Sport in a dash for the line and opened his account for 2019.
Result A1-A2:

1.Adam Ward BioRacer-DHL-FR Services
2.Lindsay Watson Powerhouse Sport
3.Thomas Creighton McConvey Cycles
4.Angus Fyffe Caldwell Cycles
5.Gareth O’Neill Newry Wheelers
6.Donal Shearer Phoenix CC
7.Gareth McKee Banbridge
8.Mark McKinley Newry Wheelers
9.Des Woods Newry Wheelers
10.Nigel Bradley Roe Valley

Happy to have Matthew in my pool for possible selection this summer…He goes the right way about it so far
Photo Sharon Mc Farland 
Results A3 & Juniors:

1.Matthew Devins Yeats Country CC
2.Kieran Byrne Lakeland CC
3.Donal Walsh Four Masters CC
4.Ciaran Cahoon Clann Eireann
5.Conor Devlin Island Wheelers
6.Dylan Traynor
7.Marek Pluciniczak Portadown CC
8. Fergus Byrne Ballymena RC
9.Keith O’Donnell Finn Wheelers
10. Ronan Kennedy Banbridge CC

Results A4:
1.Conor Duffy Castlereagh Cycling Club
2.Gary Maguire Harps CC
3.John Ervine Cornerstone
4.Darren Shiels Spires Cycling Club
5.Darren Moody Ballymena RC
6.Adrian Kane Bann Wheelers
7.Aaron Little Clogher Valley Wheelers
8.Martin Early Island Wheelers
9.Oliver Collins Termon Wheelers
10.Garrett Greene Velo Café Magasin

Here the link to Sharon’s photos who helped me out today with providing the winners photos, which very much appreciated

Donegal on top today
Mark Mc Kinley got 3 points today (8th) and should be A1 again

Laura Wylie was the only female in the A4 race and deserve her prize fully…travelled with her racing bike from Belfast (60km) got a puncture in the first lap but finished her race of 60km …dedication I say and someone call the fashion
The very successful Sligo gang
Till later at the Carn Classic in Maghera this noon