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Sligo - 29th June 2003

The Race Pictures


The Mayor of Sligo wishes Mark Scanlon the best of luck

2000 & 2001 winner Dave McCann

There away for 108 mile race

Women's start

Hitting the climb on lap 1 McCann and Deignan have 30 meter lead

Greg Swinand leads the bunch

The bunch climb the hill for the first time

Women's race approach the climb on lap 1

2 lap and its Rodger Aiken who leads up the climb

Eugene Moriarty just of the back of leading group

Third lap and the 7 leaders have gone clear

Denis Easton leads the bunch

Leaders of the women's race on the 3rd lap

4th Lap on climb

John O'Shea leads the bunch

Geraldine Gill takes off on lap 4 to go on to win the women's race

7 Leaders

The bunch has broken up this is the first group of chasers

Starting the 2nd last lap all 7 leaders together

As return to the town to start the last lap - Scanlon attacks

These two were shelled

Scanlon takes the win in front of a massive crowd

2nd D. Lynch, 3rd D. O'Loughlin, 4th B.Kenneally

Best moment: Scanlon puts a stop to Gay Howard's commentary

Some of the massive crowd to see the finish

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