Ulster Cycling News

Ulster Riders on Podium in National Track Omnium Champs & Junior Tour

Philip Bremner (Lakeland CC) clinched a bronze medal at the All Ireland Olympic Omnium Track Championships in Dublin over the weekend. The six discipline event over two days is set to be introduced to the Olympic Games for the first time in London. Bremner rode solidly on day one and was lying in fifth place after three events. The scratch race was where Bremner made his move up the leader board when he took the win after escaping the rest of the pack with David Peelo (Kilcullen CC). A fourth place in the final event, the 1K time trial was enough to take the bronze.

In the Women's Omnium meanwhile there were good performances by Amy Brice (Phoenix CC) and Rachael Withers (Westtyronevelo.com-FCC) who finished in fourth and sixth places overall respectively.



Clarke Third Overall in Junior Tour

Newry Wheelers' Cormac Clarke put in an excellent performance in the six-day Junior Tour of Ireland which finished on Sunday. Clarke was riding as part of the Irish team, taking third place overall, 50 seconds behind the winner, Colin Joyce of the Hot Tubes team from the USA. Foyle CC's Matthew Doyle was the best placed rider of the Cycling Ulster squad, ending the race in 29th place. Doyle's attacking riding during the week also saw him pick up enough points to finish fourth in the Mountains classification. East Antrim's Daniel Stewart was a few places further back in 34th, followed by Declan Reid (Newry Wheelers) in 44th and Conor McAteer (Bann Valley) in 50th place. With three riders of the Cycling Ulster squad only first year junior's, they will get another chance at this event in 2013.

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