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Irish NPS #6/NI league #6 (E2)

Rostrevor, September 28, 2003


Seymour, McCauley win again

By Shane Stokes, irishcycling.com

Robin Seymour and Jenny McCauley repeated their victories in the elite races at yesterday's final round of the Cycling Ireland national league in Rostrevor, taking the maximum points on offer in the E2 world-ranked race. The result echoed their wins in last Sunday's Pog Challenge near Roundwood, which was also an E2 event.

As was the case a week ago, the world ranking points on offer attracted a number of riders from abroad. The good turnout and the new course ensured the race was a big success, with many riders giving the thumbs up afterwards to the circuit which incorporated long steep climbs and tricky technical descents.

Seymour made his move on the second lap, riding hard to distance the rest of the field and steadily building his lead from that point on. He finished almost six minutes clear of English rider Adrian Lansley (Pedalon.co.uk) with the Trek UK rider Phil Dixon a further 48 seconds behind. Fourth place went to Sorrento's Thomas Jensen, the sixteen year old showing his promise once more after a strong ride in the Outsider Magazine Pog Challenge. Team WORC's Peter Buggle rode well to take fifth, with Scottish rider Chris Cole (Midlothain RT) in sixth.

Jenny McCauley had little problems in winning the women's event, ending the race 4 minutes and 55 seconds clear of Israel's Laurie Copans. Tarja Owens is still feeling the effects of her collarbone injury but put in another brave effort to take 3rd, and earn some more valuable UCI world ranking points.


Elite men
1 Robin Seymour (Team Worc)                 1.58.08 
2 A. Lansley (Pedalon.co.uk)                   5.52 
3 P. Dixon (Trek UK)                           6.40 
4 T. Jensen (Sorrento CC)                      7.25 
5 P. Buggle (Team Worc)                       12.08 
6 C. Cole (Midlothain RT)                     14.29 
Elite women
1 Jenny Brennan McCauley (Bray Wheelers)    1.49.04 
2 L. Copans (Specialized Israel)               4.55 
3 T. Owens (Team Worc)                         8.56
1 Peter McConville (Newry Wheelers)         1.38.28 
2 R. Lamont (XMTB)                             1.39 
3 P. Anderson (Banbridge CC)                   9.39 
1 William Mulligan (Banbridge CC)           1.19.55 
2 K. Jensen (Sorrento CC)                      3.29 
3 J. McCabe (Cuchulainn CC)                    5.52 
1 Barry Nolan (Sorrento CC)                 1.35.34 
2 A. McCullough (XMTB)                         9.27 
3 K. Byrne (Newry Wheelers)                   20.13 
1 Stuart Galloway (Team Worc)               1.58.52 
2 G. McCrory (Team Madigan)                    1.34 
3 R. McMahon (unattached)                      4.43 
Under 10
1 Robbie Lamont (XMTB)                        13.17
2 M. Runnciman (Banbridge CC)                  0.08 
3 D. Runnciman (Banbridge CC)                  2.32 
Under 12
1 Jonathan Beers (XMTB)                       15.33 
2 M. Gordon (XMTB)                             0.50 
3 W. Boyd (XMTB)                               1.03 
Under 14
1 Christopher Jensen (Sorrento CC)            26.39 
2 C. Brown (XMTB)                              1.12 
3 N. McGimpsey (XMTB)                          1.20 
Under 16
1 Connor McConvey (XMTB)                      57.35 
2 M. Ferguson (XMTB)                           5.05 
3 E. Sheridan (MOB CC)                        13.32