Entry for Rás na mBan 2019 opens today as teams and riders from across the globe confirm their plans to race in the 14th edition of Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event next September.
For a fourth successive year, Rás na mBan is based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny in Ireland’s Ancient East.
Teams from all over the world have signalled their intention to pitch for success in the five-day, six-stage event won in fine style last year by Coralie Demay of Team Bretagne.
As in 2018 the entry process for teams and riders has been streamlined using the Eventbrite online entry system.
Team managers can add their specific team name to the system after which they, or team riders, can add up to five riders to the roster.
Team officials are asked to ensure that they use the same team name for each rider added to the squad and avoid team duplication.
Closing date for team entry is 14th August while rider names can be changed after entry and before the final rider confirmation date on September 2nd.
The event is not open to individuals. It is for teams of five riders representing teams or clubs registered with national associations affiliated to the UCI, national teams, regional squads and composite teams.
The 2018 running of Ireland’s premier women’s bike race was the biggest yet with 25 teams and 119 riders representing 21 nations on the start line in Kilkenny last September.
Full details for entering Rás na mBan can be accessed here:-
Full route details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Rás na mBan has been voted the Best Competitive Event of 2018 in the Cycling Ireland Annual Awards. Continue reading “Rás na mBan Wins Top Award!”
The TV highlights of Rás na mBan 2018 are now available to watch on the RTE Player. Continue reading “Rás na mBan 2018 Available on RTE Player”
Race Director is Volunteer of the Month
Rás na mBan Race Director Valerie Considine has been honoured by Cycling Ireland who have announced the long-time event promoter is the association’s Volunteer of the Month for September. Continue reading “Considine and Rás na mBan Nominated for Cycling Ireland Awards”
Rás na mBan is over for another year and there’s been some time to reflect on what has been, by common consent, the biggest and best edition of the race to date. Continue reading “Thank You!”
TV Highlights of this year’s Rás na mBan will be televised on Eurosport this coming Saturday, 22nd September, at 4.30pm. Continue reading “Eurosport to Broadcast Rás na mBan Highlights This Weekend”
Iris Sachet made it a double French celebration on the final day of Rás na mBan as she raced in for stage honours with compatriot Coralie Demay confirmed as the first French winner of Ireland’s premier international stage race. Continue reading “Sachet’s Stage as Demay Takes Overall Glory for France”
Britain’s Nicola Juniper (TC Racing) has taken her second stage victory of Rás na mBan 2018 as she sprinted in ahead of the bunch to win stage five in Kilkenny City Centre this evening. Continue reading “Juniper Doubles in Kilkenny”
Coralie Demay of France has taken victory in the stage four Honda Time Trial in Tullaroan today and with it the overall lead of Rás na mBan heading into the penultimate stage in Kilkenny this evening. Continue reading “Demay Takes Honda Time Trial to Move into Overall Lead”
British Rider Sprints in to Secure Stage Win and Overall Lead
Nicola Juniper of Great Britain, guesting with Irish squad TC Racing, powered up the finishing climb to take her first stage win in Rás na mBan and, with it, take over the overall lead of the 2018 edition. Continue reading “Juniper Conquers Mount Leinster”