RISING cycling star Marc Potts has recorded his first ever victory as a professional by winning a 70 kilometre race in the town of Boezinge, West Belgium.
Riding for the Tomacc racing team, Potts and fellow Omagh Wheeler Angus Fyffe both played prominent roles in a huge team effort before the Beragh man triumphed in a thrilling sprint finish.
The win came hot on the heels of a seventh place finish in Lichtervelde, West Flanders the previous week and the 2013 Ulster Herald Sports Personality winner admitted to feeling overwhelmed after crossing the finish line.
“ As I crossed the line I seen the Tomacc sports director Kris going crazy and it hit me that I’d done it,” said Potts.
“Honestly I felt like I was going to cry I was so happy. My team mates rolled up beside me and we done a victory lap with massive grins on our faces.
“It wasn’t just me that won, it was the whole team. We work so hard in races and it was brilliant to get a win in the jersey, it’s not a day I’ll forget in a hurry.”
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