On Saturday 29th March Phoenix had two wins at the Ciclisport GP promoted by East Tyrone CC. In the A1/A2 race Mike Millar won his first race, Brian Stewart finished 6th and Nephew Daniel Stewart 7th. Daniel rides for East Antrim but is guesting for Phoenix in this years RAS. In the A4 race Paul Crowe won to give us two wins on the day. Val O’Neill continued her excellent season coming second in the Women’s race. Here is Mike winning the A1/A2 race. The picture is courtesy of Marian Lamb of Cycling Ulster you can read a full report here.
On Sunday a group of riders from the club went to Balbriggan to contest the Ben McKenna cup races. In the A1/A2 race, in a very strong field Ali Macauley finished an excellent 7th place. In the A3 race our junior Irish cx champion Rory Maguire finished in 2nd place. Rory was away all of the race in the front group and was outnumbered 5:1 by the Nicholas Roche Development team, he didn’t let this phase him and attacked them, taking one of them with him. Unfortunately he was beaten in the uphill sprint, he reckons he was in the wrong gear, but what a ride! Here is Rory getting his prize.