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Donaldson Shows his Skills at Ballymoney Crit

aGary Donaldson (Omagh Wheelers)took a superb win last night at the criterium around the streets of Ballymoney promoted by Ballymoney CC. The exciting racing attracted a strong field. A break developed early on which included DonaldsonĀ  of Omagh Wheelers, Aaron Swan and Ryan Bankhead of the home club, David Hamilton of North Down and Jason Henry (U/A)

Coming to the line Donaldson put in a terrific effort to take the sprint from Swan and Hamilton. Jason Henry was fourth followed by Ryan Bankhead with Bann Valley's Gerard McNally completing the top six.


Donaldson moved from downhill racing a few years ago to try his hand at the road and is proving to very strong. He has been close to a win several times so this result is not unexpected.


Ballymoney also promoted a full programme of races for Youth riders.

Well done to all at Ballymoney for an excellent night's racing.

Report Marian Lamb UCN : marianlamb@ulstercyclingnews.com

Pics courtesy Jim Halferty.
More Pics of the event by Jim can be viewed on his Facebook page


Results Ballymoney Town Centre Crit Thursday 9th June 2016

  1. Gary Donaldson (Omagh Wheelers)
  2. Aaron Swan (Ballymoney Cycling Club)
  3. David Hamilton (North Down Cycling Club)
  4. Jason Henry (Unattached)
  5. Ryan Bankhead (Ballymoney Cycling Club)
  6. Gerard McNally (Bann Valley RC)

B race

  1. Michael Thompson BWCC
  2. Jordan McCaw BCC
  3. Aaron Dickie BCC
  4. Stuart Nevin BCC
  5. Finbarr Doey Dunloy CC

1st Unplaced M50 - Dean McElfatrick BCC

1st Woman - Nadine McCandless

U16 Race Results

  1. Adam Ward Omagh Whs
  2. Kevin McCambridge BCC
  3. Shay Donley BCC
  4. Jack Murdoch Apollo CC
  5. Michael McNicholl CIC

U14 Race Results

  1. Rowan Montgomery BCC
  2. Ciaran Dixon Phoenix
  3. Thomas Warke BCC
  4. S. Owens Fisher Omagh Whs
  5. Peter Steele BCC
  6. Scott Donley BCC
  7. Jake Taggart BCC

U12 Race Results

  1. Maria McAllister Island Wheelers
  2. Meabh Flannagan BCC
  3. Clark Logan BCC
  4. Reece Doherty BCC
  5. Eva Gordon Carn Wheelers




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