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Triple triumph

BRITISH Cycling has been given another pointer to the potential of Guernsey riders with a superb triple triumph at the national 25-mile time-trial championships.

McLaughlin is King of the Mountains

Celebrating victory: James McLaughlin on the winners’ stage in Landviau. (1322559)

JAMES MCLAUGHLIN is revelling in the ‘best win of his career’, after a brilliant sprint success at the fifth and final stage of the Essor Breton in Brittany.

McLaughlin tour off to good start

Long rider: James McLaughlin faces nearly 1,000 miles in six days. (1238309)

AFTER his win at the Rance Emeraude one-day race, James McLaughlin made a fine start to the week-long Tour de Normandie before fading.

McLaughlin magic

James McLaughlin

JAMES MCLAUGHLIN said he ‘felt exceptional’ in clinching a brilliant win in the famous Rance Emeraude race in France.

Pro cyclists for Town

TOBYN HORTON will be aiming to emulate his Island Games criterium successes at the inaugural IAG Guernsey Grand Prix on the town front late next summer.

Bowditch slips into bronze

Supermarket warm-up: Ann Bowditch uses the shelter of a trolley park to warm up for the big event. (Picture by Mike Brehaut, 1280798)

FORMER national hill climb champion Ann Bowditch finished overall third on her return to the annual event after a five-year gap.

Bowditch gets it right

Making Le Val des Terres seem flat: Ann Bowditch gives it everything in winning the Rossendale Hill Climb in Burnley where the gradients far exceed Guernsey's most testing bike climb. (Picture by Creative Photography, 1277182)

ANN BOWDITCH conquered a hill somewhat steeper than our own Le Val des Terres in winning the women's section of the Rossendale Road Club Hill Climb in Burnley.

Games cyclists will be tested

Paul Brehaut and Gary Wallbridge

‘YOU can trust our guys totally,’ was the word coming out of the Guernsey Velo Club yesterday as the Lance Armstrong drugs story moved across the world quicker than EPO-boosted blood passes through a cheat’s veins.

Off-island records tumble in Wales

Dan Alderton was top under-16 and fourth junior overall in the national time-trial championships. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1253102)

SEVEN Guernsey Velo Club members went off to Wales over the weekend to ride the www.realteam.co.uk 25-mile time trial on the renowned Glynneath course near Hirwaun.

A great showcase

Mike Serafin leads the way during yesterday’s fast and furious men’s elite race in the Town criterium cycling. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 1258423)

MANY of the island’s sports were represented yesterday on the Albert Pier in the Guernsey Sports Commission’s Celebration of Sport day following the Olympic Torch relay.