Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “This was a magnificent victory for Martyn. It is extremely well deserved for all the hard work he has put in. He has made Newtownards very proud of him
“I would like to offer my congratulations to an outstanding young man. I am sure that this will not be the last gold medal he will win.
“With the Giro d’Italia cycling race coming to Northern Ireland next year, there has never been a better time for local cycling.”