The Junior men’s race (85. 5km)

Current 2020 Irish Champ Ronan O’Connor from Orwell Wheelers CC
The eventually winner Dean Harvey from VC Glendale Academy Belfast
Second lap with the climb luring ….the champ policing the front
The now famous hill towards the village of Knockaderry a hard nut to crack after a few passages!
Last climb of the day and things are hotting up
Dean Harvey just hard to beat lately on difficult courses…well done (Photo above and below courtesy of Sean Rowe as I miscounted the laps and missed the finish)
The champ Ronan a respectable 3rd and chapeau to Vc Glendale’s Jamie Meehan for his perfect teamwork to help Dean Harvey winning the race!

1st. Dean Harvey VC Glendale Academy
2nd. Odhran Doogan Team Caldwell Cycles
3rd. Ronan O’Connor Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
4th. Jamie Meehan VC Glendale Academy
5th. Niall McLoughlin Westport Covey Wheelers Cycling Club
6th. Patrick O’Loughlin Panduit Carrick Wheelers
7th. Stefan Caulfield-Dreier Killarney Cycling Club
8th. Harry McLaughlin Spellman-Dublin Port
9th. Luke Moynihan O’Leary Stone Kanturk
10th. Ben Murphy Sliabh Luachra Cycling Club
11th. Samuel Moloney Greenmount CA
12th. Lorcan Daly Killarney Cycling Club
13th. Ruairi Byrne Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club
14th. Conal Scully Carlow RCC
15th. Eoghan Cooke Ounavarra Cycling Club
16th. Joseph Owens Team Caldwell Cycles
17th. Matt Griffin O’Leary Stone Kanturk

Thanks for the photos Sean and great to meet up again. Here some more action shots from Sean>>

The men’s elite & U23 A*-A1-A2 race (136.8 km)

Belgian number plates on the team-car off the Irish registered pro-team EvoPro!!
The Ulster big guns showing their faces upfront
A face of anticipation
The face of hurting legs
Very close affair in the end…with Luke Smith having the upperhand

1st. Luke Smith Moynalty Cycling Club
2nd. Gareth O’Neill Team Caldwell Cycles
3rd. Mark Dowling All human-VeloRevolution
4th. Christopher McGlinchey Spectra Wiggle p/b Vitus
5th. Richard Meaney Westport Covey Wheelers
6th. Darnell Moore Team Caldwell Cycles
7th. Ronan Killeen Lucan Cycling Road Club
8th. Lindsay Watson Powerhouse Sport
9th. Nathan Keown Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
10th. Richard Maes All human-VeloRevolution
11th. Matthew Devins Trinity Racing
12th. Daire Feeley All human-VeloRevolution
13th. Cyrus Monk Evo Pro Racing
14th. Conor Mc Cann Inspired Cycling
15th. Daniel Bresnan Greenmount CA
16th. Jason Kenny UCD Cycling Club
17th. Cillian Murphy Galway Bay CC
18th. Don Lapierre Blarney Cycling Club
19th. John Brosnan Killarney Cycling Club
20th. Joel Luke UCD Cycling Club

Race director Liam Collins giving the winner’s cup to the leader of the series Luke Smith Moynalty CC
Lindsay Watson in his updated Powerhouse Sport kit seen here with his personal coach and sponsor of the team (Impact)
My beloved home club Ards CC team car drove the same day to support their rider Peter Mc Lean who had to leave the race midway due to a mechanical…and then driving the 450km back home…chapeau Christopher White and top mechanic Lindsay Gamble for your dedication towards our open riders

And to end the day a long-awaited pint of the black nectar…well done Newcastle West Wheelers and your many volunteers from the local clubs…one of the best circuits of the land demanding wise…till the bank holiday early August for the 4-day event and part of the National road series again!!