Under 16: 1st 2nd & 3rd
Don Travers followed by John Mason
Juniors Lewis Ferguson followed by Johnny Reid
Masters winner Pete McConvey
Women's Winner Beth McCluskey
Sports winner Glyn O'Brien
Veterans winner Aiden Ryan
Aiden McDonald and Glen Kinning after the finish
KINNING WINS NPS ROUND ONE: (By Shane Stokes May 5)
XMTB rider Glen Kinning survived a late charge by Aiden McDonald (Apollo Cycling Team) to win the first round of the National Points Series in Big Wood in Newry yesterday. Kinning went clear at the start of the six lap event and was closely pursued by Don Travers (Banbridge) until the latter crashed on the third lap. McDonald then took over as the main threat, gradually reducing his one and a half deficit to eventually finish 21 seconds down.
Glynn O’Brien was first home in the sports race, Beth McCluskey was first woman, while Louis Ferguson won the junior event. Aidan Ryan and Peter McConvey were best in the veteran and masters categories, while Andrew McCullough, Conor McConvey and Christy Brown won the under 16, under 14 and under 12 races.
Expert: 1, Glen Kinning (XMTB) six laps in 1 hour 51 mins 27 secs; 2, A. McDonald (Apollo CT) at 21 secs; 3, J. Mason (unattached) at 3 mins 7 secs; 4, M. Dempsey (IMBRC) at 9 mins 23 secs; 5, D. Travers (Banbridge) at 10 mins; 6, D. Gill (Team Worc) at 12 mins 50 secs; 7, B. Nelson (IMBRC); 8, P. Daley (Team Worc)
Sports/novice: 1, Glynn O’Brien (unattached) 3 laps in 1 hour 1 min 2 secs; 2, D. McGann (Mayo) at 20 secs; 3, G. Blair (XMTB) at 50 secs; 4, M. Harman (IMBRC) at 1 min 50 secs; 5, P. Anderson (Banbridge) at 2 mins 20 secs; 6, R. O’Shaughnessy (Apollo CT)
Veterans: 1, Aidan Ryan (Sorrento CC); 2, D. Wayne (unattached); 3, A. Potts (Banbridge CC); 4, G. Copeland (Apollo CT); 5, L. Walpole (unattached); 6, E. McCoveny (XMTB)
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