GALLERY Dunbar retains Junior Tour title

GALLERY Dunbar retains Junior Tour title

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Michael O'Loughlin, Team Ireland, left, celebrates as he approaches the finishline to take victory on Stage 5 of the 2014 International Junior Tour of Ireland, Ennis - Gallows Hill, Co. Clare. Picture credit: Stephen McMahon / SPORTSFILE
Michael O’Loughlin, Team Ireland, left, celebrates as he approaches the finishline to take victory on Stage 5 of the 2014 International Junior Tour of Ireland, Ennis – Gallows Hill, Co. Clare. Picture credit: Stephen McMahon / SPORTSFILE

History was made in Ennis on Sunday when in the 38 year history of the Junior Tour, a rider has successfully retained the title.

Eddie Dunbar (Ireland) has been in fantastic form all year with the Junior Tour Crown firmly in his sights.

The final stage was based in the suburbs of Ennis with an 80 kilometre circuit race. It was on lap 2 when five riders broke clear including, Dunbar, Michael O’Loughlin, Matthew Teggart, Jack Maddux and Dyan O’Brien.

The group worked well together and as the race was constantly changing behind, the breakaway were never to be seen again.

On the long straight run into the finish it was O’Brien for the Munster Sensa team who sprinted to victory from Maddux and O’Loughin while Dunbar cruised in shortly later with arms aloft celebrating his clean sweep of victories in his two opportunities to compete as a Junior.

The Classifications stayed the same as much of the week with O’Loughlin claiming the 1st year Junior Prize, Teggart caiming the Clare County Council Points Classification and Eddie Dunbar winning the Wicklow 200 King of the Hills competition.

Full results HERE.

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