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Cycling: Williams turns on style to secure Ulster crown

British pro Pete Williams sealed victory in the Tour of Ulster by taking yesterday's final stage in Dungannon.

Williams took his second stage win of the three-day, four-stage race. Mark Dowling (Dectek) was best of the Irish in fourth place on the stage, with Manxman Andy Roche holding onto second place overall by taking fifth.

An Post professional Ronan McLaughlin, riding for Cycling Ulster, was best Irishman overall in fourth.

Martyn Irvine (Cycling Ulster/Slane Cycles) collected enough King of the Mountains points to win the classification outright, while his team-mate Philip Lavery took the U-23 jersey for the second year in a row.

Irish Independent