Organisers Switch Focus to 2021 Event
Tuesday 1st September
For Immediate Release
After months of deliberation the organising committee of Rás na mBan have been forced to cancel this year’s race and have now switched their attention to preparations for the 2021 event. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2020 Cancelled”
Organisers Remain Committed to Running an Event in 2020
Continuing challenges relating to the global pandemic mean that Rás na mBan 2020 will not now take place on its original date in September. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2020 Postponed”
Plans for Rás na mBan 2020 continue apace despite the current lockdown. While any chance of the race taking place are entirely contingent on the opening up of sporting activity in Ireland, the Organising Committee have continued to hold virtual meetings during the current restrictions and are continuing to operate on the basis that the 15th edition of the race will take place from September 2nd to 6th. Continue reading “Event Update”
Trek Segafredo World Tour star Tayler Wiles is just one of many Rás na mBan ‘alumni’ who have written of the challenges of lockdown lately. Many will have seen her blog on Cyclingtips.com detailing the beginning of the lockdown in Spain. Continue reading “Throwback – REMEMBERING 2014”
Riders who have graced Rás na mBan with distinction in recent years have been performing with great elan on road and track lately. Here’s a quick update on some of the standout rides. Continue reading “RÁS NA MBAN ALUMNI UPDATE”
Plans continue apace for the 2020 edition of Rás na mBan which will be based for a fourth year in County Kilkenny. Continue reading “Committee Recceing in Kilkenny”
The TV highlights of Rás na mBan 2019 are now available to watch on the RTE Player. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2019 Now Available on RTE Player”
TV Highlights of this year’s Rás na mBan will be televised on Eurosport One this coming Sunday, 15th September, at 1pm.
Continue reading “Eurosport to Broadcast Rás na mBan Highlights This Sunday”
Britain’s Claire Steels has taken overall victory in Rás na mBan following the final stage in Kilkenny this afternoon. Continue reading “Mathisen’s Final Stage as Steels Clinches the Overall Title”
Norway’s Amalie Lutro (Team Region Sør) sprinted up the Parade in Kilkenny to take victory on stage five of Rás na mBan this evening.
Lutro edged Elynor Backstedt (Storey Racing) and Team Ireland’s Lara Gillespie in the final dash to the line at the front of a group of 37 riders at the end of the hour long city centre stage.
The Norwegian rider, a full-time professional with the Hitec squad, carried
Safely in the lead group were overall race leader Claire Steels (Brother UK Fusion RT) who will carry a six second lead over fellow Briton Josie Knight into the final stage in Kilkenny tomorrow.
Team Ireland’s Maeve Gallagher is the best placed Irish rider in sixth place heading into the final day.