Cycling Ulster
1Apr/051

Dave Kane League Results 2004

Place Name Points Team
1. Simon Thompson 466 Maryland Wheelers
2. Sean Hargan 428 Totalcycling
3. Stuart Bennett 374 Phoenix CC
4. Aaron Deane 360 Totalcycling.com
5. Adrian McDermott 344 Totalcycling.com
6. Joe Brennan 286 Clann Eireann
7. Michael McLoone 278 Totalcycling.com
8. Tommy Evans 246 Totalcycling.com
9. Brendan McCourt 235 Phoenix CC
10. Colum Barry 187 Banbridge CC
11. Paul Kane 178 Northern Dave Kane
12. Cathal Hendron 175 Apollo CT
13. Gary Cranston 172 Audi East Antrim
14. John Rooney 171 Phoenix CC
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29Mar/050

CU Dave Kane TT League Delayed 2 Weeks

Due to road works at the Nutts Corner Roundabout the Cycling Ulster - Dave Kane TT League will not begin until a fortnights time. Other difficulties will mean a change of venue for some events. So note; There will be NO TT THIS THURSDAY OR THE FOLLOWING THURSDAY.
Watch this space for more details.
Apologies to all those looking forward to the start of the league.

Tommy

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29Mar/050

Tour Of The North Stage 6 – Alhadeff on the Line

Dubliner Paul Helion successively defended his yellow jersey yesterday to run out a worthy winner of the 50th Anniversary P & O Irish Sea Tour of the North 5-day cycle race. The Usher Irish Road Club rider held an overnight lead of 36 seconds over Englishman Mike Harrison (Cyclestore.co.uk) but during the 75-mile stage based around the Casltereagh Hills his Usher team-mates controlled the stage from start to finish. They set a blistering pace from the start at Dundonald to discourage any breaks and kept a close eye on all those who were a threat to Helion’s overall lead.… Read more

28Mar/050

Ras Mumhan and Gorey Updates

Belfast's David McCann took the 10k time trial stage of the Ras Mumhan in fine style and then went on to take the 96k Skellig Ring Stage. David, who currently rides for Team Giant Asia is guesting for Earl of Desmonds in the Ras Mumhan.

In the overall classification Ulster's Conor Murphy (North Monaghan/Crannog) guesting for Kanturk CUCC was lying in fourth position after Stage 4 but did a tremendous ride in the final Beaufort Stage, taking ninth. This moves him up in the overall classificaiton to second position, only one second behind the leader, Eddie O’Donoghue (Team Murphy & Gunn).… Read more

28Mar/050

Tour of the North Stage 5 – Helion Holds On To Yellow

P&O Irish Sea TON : Ballymena-Ballymena

Roe Valley/Classic Walls rider, Brendan O'Brien took today's stage of the Tour of the North in fine style but Dubliner Paul Helion is still in Yellow. He maintained his lead in the P&O Irish Sea Tour of the North in today’s tough 76 mile stage around Ballymena and the North Antrim coast.

Last year's winner Ryan Connor, who lost out badly in yesterday's stage, finishing in a group almost 5 minutes down, set about making amends straight away. He went almost from the gun, and took with him Welsh man George Rose.… Read more

27Mar/050

Tour of the North Stage 4: All change at the top

Greer takes victory in Bangor thriller

Maryland Wheelers Mark Greer ran out the winner of the 4th stage of the event around the Ards Peninsula. The 50 mile afternoon stage generally provides no major upsets, but that was not the case today.
A group of 5 moved clear after 10 miles at Greyabbey, this was reduced to 4 and then another 9 man group set off in pursuit. The 13 came together and by the halfway mark at Portaferry, their lead had gone out to 1min 24sec.… Read more

27Mar/050

Tour of the North Stage 3: Connor storms in to Yellow

P&O Irish Sea Tour of the North 2005
Stage 3 - 7 Mile Time Trial.

2004 P&O Irish Sea Tour of the North winner, Ballymena`s Ryan Connor (Team Driving Force Logistics) stamped his authority on the race again this year, taking an emphatic win on the stage 3 Time Trial, and moving in to the race leaders Yellow Jersey.
Connor was one of only 4 riders to break the 17 minute mark, recording 16minutes 27 seconds for the undulating circuit around the Craignatlet hills. Runner up was East Antrim's Ben Morrow on 16.42 with Brendan O`Brien 3rd on 16.44

Follow the link below to see pics of the time trial stage.… Read more

26Mar/050

Scherer Takes Stage win but Ward New Race Leader

Phoenix CC's Matthew Ward will wear the Tour of the North's race leader's gold jersey as the race enters its third stage tomorrow. The 23-year-old Crumlin rider finished second today but his 10-second time bonus was enough to take the overall lead from overnight leader Roger Aiken (Banbridge).

Today's 60-mile road stage was run off at an average speed of 27 mph. Despite a number of early attacks at Muckamore and Moira the 100 strong bunch was all together at the third King of the Hills climb at Hillsborough.… Read more

25Mar/050

Aiken Takes TON Prologue in ‘Split’ Decision

Roger Aiken of Banbridge CC takes the first Gold jersey of the Golden Jubilee edition of the Tour of the North.

It was an exciting finish when it was revealed that Banbridge CC's Roger Aiken and Lewis Hobbs from North Wales both recorded a time of 2-12 for the 1-mile climb and the race organisers had to decide the outcome on a 100ths of a second splits. The decision eventually went to Roger.

The race, which was flagged off by cycling superstar Sean Kelly, had over a hundred starters.… Read more

24Mar/050

Tour Of The North Starts Tomorrow

Tomorrow evening sees the start of the 50th Tour of the North. The setting is the grounds of Stormont and the hill leading up to Parliament Buildings awaits the competitors. About a mile in length it is nonetheless deceptive and as riders approach the monument, with cheering crowds to egg them on, they feel thy have arrived. But don't be fooled. The toughest bit is yet to come. Swing around at the monument and still find the strength to continue the uphill struggle to the finish line.… Read more

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