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Tour of Omagh promises action packed three days

Tour of Omagh starts this evening

Tour of Omagh starts this evening

THE annual Omagh Wheelers Cycling Club SPAR Tour of Omagh 2015 takes places over the next three days.

It all begins this evening (Aug 7th) at the race headquarters the Silverbirch Hotel at 6.30pm. The race will roll out to through Omagh to the starting point on the Drumquin Road B50 to Drumquin, Castlederg B84, Killen B72, Ederney B4 and finishing on the Dromore A32 road Omagh.

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Stage 2 then on Saturday has a 9am start time. It will will see the riders out with road closures until 11:15am for a race against the clock called the ‘race of truth’ on the Dromore A32 road at Clanabogan with traffic diversions in place.

On Saturday afternoon it will be Stage 3 with a 1.30pm start time from the Silverbirch Hotel. It will lead the riders onto a new course for 2015, starting on the Beragh road at the T&F Hospital and snaking its way out to Beragh,  Sixmilecross, Carrickmore tacking the Malabhui road out to Creggan from Carrickmore.

There will be lots  of short sharp hills as the competitors head onto the main Cookstown A505 road to Mountfield and with a left turn onto Racolpa road leading the race back to the Carrickmore road at Drumnakilly, Carrickmore,Creggan for the second time with a blast to the finish at Omagh Youth Sport Centre on the Cookstown Road.

Stage 4 on Sunday starts at 10am and the King of Kings stages with the race going out the A505 Cookstown road to Mountfield, Creggan B46 left to Greencastle, Rouskey village, Gortin B46, to Newtownstewart turning onto the B47 Plumbridge, Gortin town and over the last big push over Gortin Glen and finishing in Omagh.

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