Conor McCann draws first blood in Ulster at Spires GP

Posted on: March 10th, 2018

Conor McCann Spires GP

Conor McCann shows his delight with winning the Spires GP from a breakaway. In wet conditions, the Inspired Cycling man has gotten his new season off to a great start (Photo: David McVeigh-The Belgian Project)


Inspired Cycling rider Conor McCann has made a winning start to the new season in Ulster. He was best in the Spires GP, promoted by Spires Cycling Club in Ballyronan.

And at the end of the A4 contest Mark Farquhar (East Tyrone CC) was out on his own to win.

In the main event a breakaway would win the day; Conor McCann proving too string for those he was with in the final kick to the finish line.

He got the better of Team Madigan’s Richard Maybin and last year’s victor Craig McAuley (Caldwell Omagh).

Also showing some very good early season form and making the escape were Lyndsay Watson (Power House Sport) and  Dominic McCartan (Apollo CC). They finished 4th and 5th respectively.

More to follow.


Sat, March 10th: Spires GP

Promoted by Spires CC

Ballyronan, Magherafelt

A1-A2-A3 Race

1 Conor McCann (Inspired Cycling)

2 Richard Maybin (Team Madigan)

3 Craig McAuley (Caldwell Omagh)

4 Lyndsay Watson (Power House Sport)

5 Dominic McCartan (Apollo CC)

Unplaced A2

1 Adam Ward (Power House Sport)

Unplaced A3

1 Martin Conway (Termon CC)

Unplaced Woman

1 Katharine Smyth (Madigan CC)


A4 Race

1 Mark Farquhar (East Tyrone CC)

2 Ryan Peach (Ballymena RC)

3 Ryan McNeilly (Ballymena RC)

4 Paddy Heaney (Carn Wheelers)

5 Gary Owens (Termon CC)

6 Danny McIlneary (Causeway CC)

7 Kevin Doherty Carn Wheelers

8 Geoff Alderdice Dromore CC

Unplaced Woman

1 Claire O’Neill Armagh City Cyclists


Conor McCann Spires GP

Not a bother; Farquhar looks very comfortable out front solo in the A4 race.