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From the peloton....Day Seven

From the peloton....Day Six

The hilliest of all the stages of the race, with a whopping 7 categorised climbs on the course, and plenty of heated wind to hurt every man in the field. The stage started as every Rás stage does, incredibly fast. Every stage I’ve been in so far there has been a crash, and I saw a real nasty one today, two riders hit against each other, one headed for the ditch, the other into the air and landed on his back side and slid for about 10 meters, it must have felt like an eternity for him. I saw the crash on the edge of my eye, about 2 meters away from me, we were going about 60 kmph. Anyway, back to the stage. I felt good during the stage, and when we hit the main climb of the day, the fearsome Glengesh, I felt good and pressed on. I got into a rhythm, and found myself in a strong group of riders.

From the peloton....Day Three

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Fast. That’s the only word that can describe Tuesday's 149km trek from Newport to Bundoran. The stage started with speeds exceeding 60 kmph, and at time hitting well over 70kmph. Narrow roads from Newport to Glenhest and onto Ballina meant that it was difficult to move up in the peloton.

From the peloton....Day Two

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Country roads took us home to Mayo in yesterday's second stage of the An Post Rás, an important stage for the Mayo men and for all rider’s in the race. The early stages in this year’s race isn’t going to be where you win the race, but it can definitely be where you lose it. Over 190 riders on a main road fighting to be near to the front of the peloton can often lead to crashes.

From the peloton....Day One

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In the first of his An Post Rás tour diaries Jason Prendergast from Team iTap brings us into the heart of stage of one of the race.

Sean Kelly is special guest at HIghfield Park criterium

Irish cycling legend Sean Kelly will attend the first criterium race to take place in Highfield Park (just off Shantalla Road) on Saturday.

Galway riders represent Connacht in Ireland’s toughest cycle race

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Two Galway cyclists will hit the road on Sunday as part of a Connacht team in the 1,260km eight-day An Post Ras.

Iconic cyclist Sean Kelly to speak in Mullingar

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One of the greatest figures in Irish sport will be in Mullingar next week when the Lakeside Wheelers host an interview with cyclist Sean Kelly on Friday March 22.

British team announced for Marrey Bikes Ballinrobe two day cycle

The Liverpool century team have announced that they are sending a four-man team to Ballinrobe, the squad will more than make up the numbers as one of them is an ex- world champion, Andy Bennett won the Fireman World championships a few years ago and is a serious sprinter, the green jersey for the Kieran McMahon cup will be one of his goals.

John Holian memorial cycle race

Western Lakes CC is promoting the John Holian cycle race/lesiure cycle which takes place today Friday June 11. John Holian was a founder member of the Western Lakes CC, which was formed back in 1999, he was a great stalwart to cycling in Connacht acting as manager, mechanic, and driver to many Connacht teams over the years. The event will be a little different as leisure cyclists will get the opportunity to cycle the route ahead of the race, participants can do as many laps as they like.

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