|1||Stuart Henry||1hr 1min 17 secs|
Other bunch finishers were Gareth Boyle, Duane McCreadie, Eammon McNichol (Roe Valley), Sam Craig, James McMaster (Northern), Gordon Paul.
18 entered the race tonight on the Dam Road circuit, including a few welcome visitors. Perfect conditions for the 3 groups – 4 in the limit, 9 in the second and 5 in the scratch each separated by 4 minutes. With Alan Lavert puncturing shortly after the start it looked a bit dodgy for the scratch group making up the deficit and only by the end of the third lap was it clear that all the groups would come together. A bunch sprint resulted with Stuart Henry the clear winner after a long lead out by Ross Blayney, who was pipped for second by Noel Boyce. Unfortunately the assembled masses at the finish could only get the first 4 places, but the post race inquest gave us the first 7