Ulster Cycling News
3May/130

Great Racing at Hugo Loughran GP

DSC_0022 Island Wheelers with James McLaughlin as race director, promoted another great event this evening. This was the Hugo Loughran GP at Derrytrask  and there were two races on offer for A3 and A4 riders.

The gaining of points was in everyone’s minds tonight and the pace in both races was high throughout. It was a tactical game as the narrow roads made hazardous with outbursts of torrential rain meant that it was hard to get through in order to go free of the bunch in the 6.4 mile circuit. Many riders found themselves boxed in and both races came down to a bunch sprint.

After five laps of the circuit it was Kieran Porter of Strabane Lifford who powered through to take the win. This win coupled with his third place in the Lakeland GP sees Porter move to the ranks of A3 after only two races. Phoenix CC’s Geoff Hewitt took second in this event followed in by Owen Campbell of Island Wheelers.

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In the A3 race it was young Angus Fyffe of Omagh who had the strength and style to lift the Hugo Loughran Cup. Johnny Taylor of Carn Wheelers pipped Paul McCarter of Omagh to take second.

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For those guys who had rushed from work to get to the race and had missed their tea, Island Wheelers had it covered. They put on a fantastic spread of warm spicy chicken, delicious sandwiches and loads of sweet stuff for the very wet and hungry riders on their return. This was a fantastic job by the catering team

As usual many thanks to all the marshalls and officials who made the race possible and to the Derrytrask GAA club for the use of their lovely premises. Thanks also to Chief Judge, Garry Nugent and Commissaires Mickey Murray and Peter Field.

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Report and Pics Marian Lamb

Hugo Loughran GP  2013

Results A Race – A3 Riders – 62km

  1. Angus Fyffe (Omagh Wheelers)
  2. Johnny Taylor (Carn Wheelers)
  3. Paul McCarter (Omagh Wheelers)
  4. John Smyth (Phoenix CC)
  5. Alan Graham (Tram Madigan)
  6. Joe Henry (Phoenix CC)
  7. Kenny Wilson (Kings Moss)
  8. Andrew Stewart (Orchard Shelbourne CC)

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Results B Race – A4 Riders –52km

  1. Kieran Porter (Strabane Lifford)
  2. Geoff Hewitt (Phoenix CC)
  3. Owen Campbell (Island Wheelers)
  4. John O’Neill (Omagh Wheelers)
  5. Paul Warriner (Omagh Wheelers)
  6. Mickey O’Kane (Termon Wheelers)
  7. Geoff Swann (Team Madigan)
  8. Stewart Graham (Strabane Lifford)

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