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PICTURE GALLERY : Peter Purfield Last Updated: 2 Apr 2018 - 8:45:17 PM

SWORDS GRAND PRIX - A1/2/3 Race Pictures
By Peter Purfield
3 Jun 2012,

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The A2 and A3 riders were off first from the start in Ballyboughal

The A1 started 4 minutes behind and head out for four and a half laps of the 17.5km circuit

Still on lap 1 the leaders on the small Naul climb



Javan Nulty leads the scratch group

The leaders on the climb on lap 2

The race has broken up already

A few riders have left the scratch group and are less than 30 seconds off the leaders

The rest of the scratch are 1' 20" back on the leaders

The leading group at the half way point

Two chasers at 40 seconds

A re-grouped bunch is at 1' 30"


Two riders go clear, seen here going over the top of the climb with one lap to go

Ronan McLoughlin and Aaron Buggle

Ryan Sherlock leads the chase behind at 25"



This group is almost 4 minutes back

Ronan McLoughlin (An Post Sean Kelly Team) comes home on his own to take the win


Aaron Buggle takes second


Ryan Sherlock third


Pictures from the event taken by Peter Purfield

Swords GP Results

Main Race
1 Ronan McLoughlan, An Post Sean Kelly Team
2 Aaron Buggle,
3 Ryan Sherlock, Cycleways CC
4 Tony Brady, Franco Racing
5 Craig Sweetman, Stamullen M Donnelly
6 Shane Baker, Usher IRC

1st Senior A2: Keith Walls, Dunboyne DID

Senior 3:
1 Cian Delaney, Stamullen M Donnelly
2 Mark McLeavey, Think Bike
3 Paul Crowley, Mullingar Lakeside

Junior:
1 Danny Bruton, Dunboyne DID
2 Robert Deegan, Murphy Surveys Kilcullen

1st Lady: Louise Moriarty


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