Ulster Cycling News
28Mar/160

Mulholland Takes Stage – Clemens is TON Winner

aaaEd Clemens from Buckinghamshire is the final overall winner of the Tour of the North Cycle race supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council. The 22-year-old who races for the Spirt Bikes team finished safely in the 25 strong leading group at Craigantlet where Declan Mulholland (Asea Wheelworx) sprinted to his second stage win of the Tour

Earlier in the 78 miles stage an eleven-man group established a lead of 2.5 minutes on the Killinchy based circuit which was lapped four times. The riders in this breakaway were of no threat to the overall leaders.

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28Mar/160

Ulster Conquers Munster – McGlinchey Takes Rás Mumhan

aAfter a gap of thirty two years an Ulsterman has finally taken the overall victory at the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan. Chris McGlinchey, who went into the race  on Friday night as virtual unknown, not only took the first stage win and the Yellow jersey but through horrendous conditions he has managed to hold onto Yellow right to the end.

This means he becomes only the second ever Ulsterman to win Rás Mumhan. The only other winner was Lisburn international cyclist David McCall of Maryland Wheelers who is likely to have been riding for Banbridge at the time.… Read more

28Mar/160

Clemens Retains Yellow in Tour of the North

aaEd Clemens (Spirit Bikes) from Buckinghamshire, England consolidated his overall lead in the Tour of the North supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council. Clements won the Stage 3-time trial on Sunday morning in Portaferry. He recorded a time of 9 minutes and 57 seconds for the rolling 5.2-mile course. Stamullen man Cian Delaney was second at 13 seconds with Harry Johnston (Pro Vision England) third at 16 seconds.

This result increased. Clemens load to 1 minute 31 seconds over Declan Mulholland (Asea Wheelworx) who moved above Jake Hales (Spirit Bikes) into 2nd overall.… Read more

27Mar/160

McGlinchey Still in Yellow

aChris McGlinchey of the Irish Development Team is still in the Yellow Jersey after Stage 3 of the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan. In yet another tough stage in which riders battled the elements- high winds, rain and hailstones - the riders at the top of the GC board were out to make their mark and a group of eight riders broke free early on. They drove the pace and the peloton splintered.

This group of eight included Darragh O’Mahoney (Irish Development Team), Adam Armstrong (ASEA Wheelworx),  Mark O’Callaghan (Aqua Blue), Eugene Moriarty (Dunboyne CC), Jack Barrett (Team Bikehaus) and Paddy Clarke (Killarney CC - Pink).… Read more

26Mar/160

McCrystal Pips McGlinchey in Stage 2 Ras Mumhan

aaToday was the climber's stage in the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan with no less than six KOH prmes on the 140km stage which began in Kenmare this mornng. There were two Cat 2 climbs as well as the Cat 1 climb at the Healy Pass. Ulster's Chris McGlinchey riding for the Irish Development Team started the day in Yellow. It was obvious as the race progressed that he was determined to hold onto it for another day.

As with all the stages in Rás Mumhan the pace is always high and riders had to dig deep to stay in contention.… Read more

26Mar/160

Birthday Win for Mulholland in Tour of the North

aaDeclan Mulholland of Team Asea Wheelworx made sure he had a memorable 19th birthday when he went all out to win the tough second stage of the Tour of the North. Today the riders faced high winds, heavy rain and dirty roads on the ninty mile stage around the Ards Peninsula as well as the climb at Windmill Hill. Add to that the chill factor and it was certainly no easy stage.

Mulholland went all out from the start and won the stage from Jake Hales of Spirit Bikes by the smallest margins.… Read more

25Mar/160

Clements in Yellow in Tour of the North

aEd Clements (Spirit Bikes) is the first yellow jersey of the 2016 Tour of the North after winning the opening stage at Kirkistown Motor racing circuit. Clements was 1 minute and 4 seconds clear of his (Spirit Bikes) team mate Jake Hales with 18-year-old Declan Mulholland (Team Asea Wheelworx) third. Last year's Tour of the North winner, David Watson (North Down CC) was fourth.

The one-hour stage on the exposed circuit was an aggressive contest with the high winds causing splits in the 110 strong peloton early in the race.… Read more

24Mar/160

Tour of the North Kicks off Tomorrow

tonInformation on the Tour of the North vis Press Release
The 2016 Tour of the North International Cycle race supported by Ards and North Down Borough Council starts on Friday evening with a circuit race on the Kirkistown Motor Racing Track (5.30pm). The four day five stage event is based in the Ards and North Down area with the race headquarters in the Portaferry Hotel.

The other stages will show the scenic Ards Peninsula and North Down area at its best while testing the cyclist skill and endurance to their limits.

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23Mar/160

Bann Valley Classic Open for Entry

The Bann Valley Classic which will take place on Sunday 10th April is now open for pre-entry.The entry fee is £12.60 or £15.00 on the day. No refunds will be issued to any riders withdrawing.
Sign on from 12:30 at Clady Hall. Sign on closes 13:30. Racing starts at 14:00 sharp.

There will be 3 races on offer as follows… Read more

21Mar/160

PJ Logan Opens Tonight

Entry for 2016 ”McAleer & Rushe” P.J. Logan road race will open at www.entrycentral.com, today, Monday 21st March 2016 at 7.00pm . Full details are as below and Island Wheelers would like to welcome you all back on the day for a safe and successful day’s racing. They would like to apologise for the late start due to 3 youth races which they are holding on the course in the morning but would appreciate your support was the club wants to provide racing for the youth.… Read more

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