Angus Fyffe scalps quality rivals in biblical conditions in Navan

Posted on: March 3rd, 2019

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

Angus Fyffe comes home out front on his own in the middle of a heavy snow shower in Co Meath today. He was best in front of quality opposition at the Cycleways Cup (All photos by Sean Rowe)

 

Caldwell Omagh man Angus Fyffe has taken a big victory today; proving strongest in the Cycleways Cup in Co Meath.

He arrived at the finish on his own and in the middle of a heavy fall of snow to take his first win of the season.

Behind him were some riders of real quality; Conor McCann of Bio-DHL-FR Services taking the runner-up spot from Damien Shaw Strata 3-VeloRevolution.

It was something of a comeback for Fyffe, who has never stepped away from racing but endured a poor season last year.

Over the previous three years he had won a string of races and also featured regularly in the Irish U23 team. Furthermore, he spent the second half of 2016 with An Post-Chainreaction.

 

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

Angus Fyffe makes his away across to a three-man move before he’d strike to get clear solo nearing the finish.

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

McCann finishes for 2nd place, a good result on a day when anyone who completed the race deserved kudos.

 

The following year, 2017, was his best on the home scene. But last year did not follow the same pattern. However, yesterday he re-established his winning ways.

By the end of the opening lap, in a race run off in brutal conditions, what remained of the peloton numbered no more than 30.

However, it wasn’t until the final lap of three that the decisive move was made; Fyffe pulling clear with McCann.

Closer to the finish when Angus Fyffe surged again he got rid of his breakaway companion to press on and win alone.

McCann survived for a deserved 2nd place and also looks in good form. The best of the rest was Shaw; taking 3rd place from Aaron Doherty (Bio-DHL-FR Services).

And the names of the men who were next to finish further underlined the quality of Fyffe’s win.

Sean McKenna (Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo) was 5th followed by Irish criterium champion Dillon Corkery (Bio-DHL-FR Services) and Conor Murnane (UCD-FitCycles.ie).

 

Sun, March 3rd: Cycleways Cup

Promoted by Navan RC

Navan, Co Meath

A1 Race (115km)

  1. Angus Fyffe Caldwell Cycles
  2. Conor McCann Bio-DHL-FR Services
  3. Damien Shaw Strata 3-VeloRevolution
  4. Aaron Doherty Bio-DHL-FR Services
  5. Sean McKenna Dan Morrissey-MIG-Pactimo
  6. Dillon Corkery Bio-DHL-FR Services
  7. Conor Murnane UCD-FitCycles.ie

 

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

Out of Donegal: Mitchell McLaughlin doing it the old school way for Four Masters CC, winning in the snow with no gloves.

 

A2 Race (115km)

  1. Mitchell McLaughlin Four Masters CC
  2. Darragh Zaidan Arcane CC
  3. Benny Smyth Armagh Down CC
  4. Ray Cullen Panduit Carrick Wheelers
  5. Sean Landers UCD-FitCycles.ie
  6. Paul Woods Carlow CC
  7. Andre Grennel Arcane CC
  8. Ronan McNamara Galway Bay CC

 

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

Colm Bracken gets his win ahead of Martin Peters in the A3 race; both riders remaining seated as the road conditions were deteriorating.

 

A3 Race (115km)

  1. Colm Bracken Kilcullen CC
  2. Martin Peters Gorey CC
  3. Frank McDermott Oldcastle CC

 

Angus Fyffe Cycleways Cup Navan

Baca from VC Blarothery, via Slovakia, gets the better of Boland in the A4 contest; the latter having won at the Mick Lally in Meath yesterday.

 

A4 Race (80km)

  1. Stano Baca VC Balrothery
  2. Gordon Boland Tullamore CC
  3. Colin Clavin Streamstown CC
  4. Patrick Munnelly UCD-FitCycles.ie
  5. George Duffy Lucan CRC
  6. Paul Noble Slaney CC
  7. Brendan Keogh Galway Bay CC
  8. Patrick Donegan Tullamore CTC

 

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