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AFTER twice taking the yellow jersey, Sam Webster of the Dave Rayner Fund Team finished third overall in the Martin Donnelly Junior Tour of Ireland on Sunday.

Winner was double stage winner Niek van Geffen, a first-year junior with the Dutch Tempo BMV Veldhoven team.

Second overall was Sam Bennett of Stena Ireland, who won the mountain?s competition.

Webster gave the Rayner team a cracking start, winning the opening stage from Bennett to take the yellow jersey.

But a repeat of last year?s overall victory to Rayner team?s Luke Rowe was not on the cards.

Webster lost the lead on stage two, regained it on stage three when placed fifth behind stage winner Van Geffen, only to lose it for good on the hilly stage five to the Dutchman, who won his second stage of the race.

Scott Flynn of the Isle of Man won the final stage.

Junior Tour of Ireland: www.juniortour.org.

Dave Rayner Fund: www.daveraynerfund.com.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.