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Flying Fyffe makes it a double at McCann Cup

Angus Fyffe receives the McCann Cup from Hugh McCann

IF his performances at the weekend are anything to go by then 2017 promises to be quite a year for Angus Fyffe.

On Saturday the Omagh Wheeler triumphed in the John Moore Memorial race in Carryduff and followed that up by emerging victorious from a strong field in the popular McCann Cup, sponsored by Ballymore Services Ltd, race some 24 hours later.

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In the 80km John Moore race, run under the auspices of the Castlereagh Cycling Club, Fyffe crossed the finish line ahead of David Watson, Bikehouse CC, Richard Maybin, Madigan CC with Apollo’s Dominic McCartan in fourth and Christopher McGlinchey, Chain Reaction Cycles, completing the top five.

The hometown favourite had quite obviously kept something in reserve as he fittingly stormed to victory on the 15th anniversary of the prestigious McCann Cup..

On this occasion Fyffe held off the challenge of Caldwell Cycles’ Craig McAuley ad that off third-placed finisher Paul McCarter, of Donegal Bay CC.

Darnell Moore, Caldwell Cycles stormed home in fifth with the Wheelers’ pairing of Davy McFall (8th) and Stevie McKenna (10th) both finishing in the top 10.

In the A3 race won by Harvey Barnes, ETCC, the best of the locals was Dunamanagh’s Adam Ward, now riding for the Belfast-based Powerhouse Sport team, who was sixth, a place ahead of Omagh Wheelers’ Michael McGlynn, with Termon Wheelers, Stephen Daly in eighth.

In the remaining races Neil Lafferty, Armagh CC, topped the leaderboard in the A4 section, Michael Toal, Phoenix CC was the best of the Masters while Christen O’Neill, Velo Cafe Magasin, ruled supreme in the women’s race with Ballymena Road Club’s Laura Blair runner-up and Meta Johnston, Team Madigan, in third.

FULL REPORT AND PICTURES IN TODAY’S ULSTER HERALD

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