He who dares wins!!

Adam Ward (Bioracer-DHL-FR services) one of the instigators of the winning break in the first lap together with Nathan Mullan (Dromara CC) Once the break was joined by 4 hard hitters we knew they will stay away and stay away they did!

Adam Ward ( Bioracer-DHL-FR) started the winning break and made sure he finished it in a style as we have been so used to in the past, his second win of the year. Nathan Mullan ( Dromara CC)was his partner in crime in the first lap who also took the KOH and soon 4 others joined the break, with Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles), Donal Shearer (Phoenix CC), Jody Wright (Phoenix CC and Nathan Keown (NDCC) and they stayed away, Nathan Mullan had to let go midway the race after his efforts earlier and a chase group containing Lindsay Watson (Powerhouse), Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles), David Montgomery (U/A) and Liam Curley (Strata- Velo Revolution) not being able to get the front back and they had to be happy with the minor places. In the A4 race Michael Reilly ( U/A)went away after 200 meters and never be seen back…he time trialled for the next 60 km to take an impressive win, with Peter Mc Clean (U/A) winning the sprint of the chasing bunch. In the masters, Paul Mc Arthur NDCC done nearly the same and also took more than 3 minutes to win also in style with Daniel Logue from Foyle CC taking a second place. As Eileen Burns and Laura Campbell competed in the main race, the girl from Wicklow Fiona Kelly was the only women in the A4 race and she was awarded the KOH for the ladies and first prize in the bargain…

Well done to Fiona Kelly, the new girl on the block from Wicklow, Fiona is a triathlon athlete and just kept going on her own and finished, maybe the only girl in the A4 race but had to conquer 4 hard climbs to get her prize!
KOH observers and long-time members of the Madigan Cycles Team…
Paul mc Arthur from NDCC left the masters behind on the road and they never saw him back
The A1-2-3 race including juniors results
1. Adam Ward (Bioracer-DHL-FR services)
2. Craig McAuley (Caldwell Cycles)
3. Donal Shearer (Phoenix CC)
4. Jody Wright (Phoenix CC)
5. Nathan Keown (NDCC) Junior A2
6. Darnell Moore (Caldwell Cycles)
7. Liam Curley (Strata3 -Velo Revolution)
8. Lindsay Watson (Powerhouse Sport)
9. David Montgomery (U/A Ulster)
10. Michael Mc Glynn (Omagh Wheelers)
1st Unplaced A2: Peter Wakeley (U/A)
1sr Unplaced A3: Robert Curry (Foyle CC)
The A4 result
1. Michael Reilly (U/A)
2. Peter Mc Clean (U/A)
3. James Dane (VCI)
4. Brian Kelly (Four Masters)
5. Declan Rafferty (Cuchulainn CC)
6. Colin Mc Gready (Cornerstone)
7. Shaun Paul O’Shaughnessy (Cuchulainn CC)
8. Mickey Clarke (Shimna Wheelers)
Lady prize: Fiona Kelly (Wicklow Velo)
Masters Result:
1. Paul Mc Arthur (NDCC)
2. Daniel Logue (Foyle CC)
3. Jim Mc Connell ( Ballymena RC)
4. Tommy Wilson (Ballymena RC)
5.Johnny Webb (NDCC)
Davy Ross on the right ” The devil to it all of the Madigan Team” Well done to Dave and his volunteers, it was a long time ago I was at the Madigan GP and thoroughly enjoyed the race
Eileen Burns got a mechanical halfway the race and had to abandon the race
More photos here below