Winning on the roads you train on….U23 Banbridge CC star Paul-Antoine Hagan done just that!!! Race 1…A3-Juniors

We knew that Paul-Antoine has a deadly sprint but today he showed us his climbing attributes with a devastating attack that left his break companions powerless…he powered up the cruel finishing hill and none could follow to ask him questions…simply too strong today and very pleased for his dad who is always there for him at the races.

The A3 winning break away

(Top 10) 1. Paul-Antoine Hagan Banbridge CC
2. Gary Cranston East Antrim CC
3. Gareth Rogers Dromore CC
4. Dean Harvey VC Glendale (first junior)
5. Oisin Rogers Armagh City-Cyclists
6. Mark Kendall Banbridge CC
7. Ciaran Dixon Phoenix CC
8. Kevin Lynch Newry Wheelers
9. Stephen Irvine Crossgar CC
10. Adam McGeever AAA CT

A special mention needed for Darren Rafferty who unfortunately crashed today….he has been taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries but in good spirits…hope you soon be back pushing these pedals of yours young man!!

The A1-A2 handicap race had another “local living lad” as the winner…Gareth O’Neill (Caldwell Cycles Omagh) got his second win of the season beating Powerhouse Sport’s Lindsay Watson in a sprint uphill that started at the bottom 1 mile down with 3 others who have been “up the road” after emerging with the A2’s and leaving them behind in the finale, Nathan Keown (Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo) got a 3rd and the Donegal upcoming talent Fergus Callaghan from Four Masters just behind him and giving him another top 5 place this season

Gareth remounting Lindsay in the last 100 meter to win the Hilltown GP (Photo courtesy of Sharon Mc Farland) more great photos of Sharon on

(Top 10) 1. Gareth O’Neill Caldwell Cycles
2. Lindsay Watson Team Powerhouse Sport
3. Nathan Keown Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
4. Fergus Callaghan Four Masters CC
5. Nathan Mullan Dromara CC
6. Ciaran Maguire VC Glendale
7. Stuart Millar Ards CC
8. Darnell Moore Caldwell Cycles
9. Chris McGlinchey Spectra-Wiggle-Vitus
10. Alan Bingham Newry Wheelers

The handicap for the A1’s was 5 minutes behind the A2’s but this week they reached them in time to go in to the final lap all level again

Well done Armagh-Down CC for running their event in difficult times in a safe manner…