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Conor Dunne claims national elite road race title

Darnell Moore took second place and the U23 title in Sligo.

Conor Dunne celebrates winning the race Dunne celebrates crossing the finish line. Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

CONOR DUNNE CLAIMED the men’s national road race title in a hotly contested 10 laps round a 17.5 km course in Sligo today.

The rangy Aqua Blue rider saw off competition from Darnell Moore, whose second place earned him the national U23 title, while Mark Downey was runner-up among U23s and third overall.

Conor Dunne is cheered on by family members Source: Bryan Keane/INPHO

26-year-old Dunne claimed the spoils after a typically aggressive ride in which he attacked Moore in a tough cross-wind section after the pair had broken clear of the pack. After a tough stint with illness, Dunne didn’t lack for power as he headed for the finish.

‘I’m grateful to everyone in Ireland for supporting me – I wouldn’t have gotten this far without them’

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