Newry 3 Day Preview
All the best to the team heading the Newry 3 Day. Looks like it is a high quality field so I expect the racing will be hard and fast as always. So keeper between the hedges and upright…….oh and try and snatch a victory or two 😉
Date: Friday 30th June to Sunday 2nd July 2017
Sign on from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at St. Marks High School Warrenpoint
Race roll out 7:10pm, with race start at Narrow Water.
Distance: 35.3 miles
The racing kicks off on Friday 30th June shortly after 7pm in Warrenpoint when the riders will tackle the flat dual carriageway before hitting a stinger of a hill in the form of Greenan road before entering Warrenpoint again for 2 short laps.
Sign on from 9.00am-10.15am at Clonduff Gaa rooms, Hilltown.
Race start at 10.30am
Distance: 64.5 miles
After the fast stage on Friday night the riders will head to the hills and take on the roads around Hilltown to test the riders climbing skills. This stage which is 64.5 miles in length. Two big climbs on this stage with Elm Hall being the last big hill of the day before the bunch descends into Hilltown with the race finishing on the main street at approx 13:00.
Sign on from 9:00am – 10:15am at Newry Sports Centre
Race roll out at 10:30am
This years final stage takes us into the hilly area around markethill and newtownhamilton with a tough run in through mountnorris. This route should see the fight for the spin 11 yellow jersey go right down to the wire.
Should be a cracker
Matthew Armstrong (A3)
David Dickson (A3)
Aaron Watson (Jnr)
Jack Ferguson (Jnr)
Team Manager/Director Sportif