Lindsay Watson was the best placed rider of the Cycling Ulster team in the Lincoln GP on Sunday when he finished in 61st place. All of the Ulster team finished as part of the main bunch that were separated by small time gaps on the finishing climb.
The Ulster team was made up of Watson, Marc Potts, Darnell Moore, Marc Heaney and Conor McCann. The squad left Belfast by ferry on Saturday morning, arriving in Lincoln in the evening.
Team Manger for the event, Maurice McAllister said:
“All of the team performed well in what is a high level event and more difficult than our races at home. The attitudes of the riders was just a pleasure to experience and work with.
“Marc Heaney and Conor McCann were both full of youthful exuberance and excited just to get stuck into the racing. Marc Potts was a great source of experience and information having rode the race before. Lindsay Watson and Darnell Moore are established winners on the home circuit and raced aggressively throughout the Lincoln as well.
“The riders enjoyed the experience and welcomed the opportunity to be able to compete in this type of race, it’s important that we continue to try and build on this in the future. I have no doubt that Cycling Ulster would not be long until they had a rider on the podium in races like those on the British Cycling elite calendar.”
Cycling Ulster would like to thank the support crew of Maurice McAllister, Stevie McAllister and Calvin Moore. They were joined by Chris McCann who travelled over to support his son, Conor and helped out the team by providing static feeding to the team.
Congratulations also to Ulster rider, Mark Downey who was riding the race as part of Team Wiggins and took a fantastic fourth place.
Ulster team placings: Watson 61st, McCann 66th, Moore 70th, Potts 80th, Heaney 89th