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Dunbar in top gear for Junior Tour triumph

They don't come any sweeter than a solo victory in an international cycling event.

Yesterday, Eddie Dunbar, representing the Ireland Stena team in the Martin Donnelly Junior Tour, created his own piece of history.

He broke clear in a group shortly after the start of stage three over 100km with a start and finish on the outskirts of Ennis.

Not only did he shed his companions at the Cliffs of Moher with a further 50km to go, but his advantage at that juncture was a mere minute, and by the time he crossed the finishing line he had increased his advantage to over two minutes.

Now he leads the race in all categories, yellow, points, mountains and first year. That is unique! So, with three stages remaining, the odds are heavily favoured for the Corkonian to land the title.