Entry for Rás na mBan 2018 opens today as teams and riders from across the globe confirm their plans to race in Ireland’s premier women’s cycling event next September. Continue reading “Entries Open!”
For the third consecutive year Kilkenny City will play host to Ireland’s premier stage race for women, Rás na mBan. Continue reading “Dates Announced for Rás na mBan 2018”
Irish national broadcaster RTE has confirmed its intention to show TV highlights of the 2017 An Post Rás na mBan on the RTE Player. Continue reading “Rás na mBan Show Available Worldwide on RTE Player”
The 2017 edition of Ireland’s top women’s stage race has been nominated for the Cycling Ireland member awards.
Rás na mBan has been nominated in the ‘Best Competitive Event’ category of the awards which are voted on by the membership of Ireland’s official governing body for cycling.
The citation for the nomination reads as follows:-
“The 2017 edition of Ireland’s premier women’s bike race may well have been the best one yet. It takes an enormous organisational effort for race organiser Valerie Considine and her team to produce the five-day, six-stage race which once again ran without a hitch.
“The race also earned widespread media coverage throughout Ireland and abroad including a TV highlights show aired on Eurosport, which can only be positive for the event and for Irish women’s cycling in general.”
The 2017 edition of An Post Rás na mBan was based in Kilkenny for the second successive year. The five-day event was won by 2016 Rio Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker of the Great Britain team.
An Post 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 An Post Rás na mBan will be televised on Eurosport this coming Sunday, 17th September, at 4.30pm. Continue reading “Eurosport to Broadcast An Post Rás na mBan 2017 on Sunday”
Alice Barnes (Team GB) sprinted through the rain on the Parade in Kilkenny to take her second stage victory of the week as An Post Rás na mBan came to a conclusion in Kilkenny today. Continue reading “Barnes Doubles up as Barker Wins Overall”
Here are the results for the sixth and final stage with final classifications.
The Netherlands’ Belle de Gast of WV Breda took her second stage win of the week as she sprinted up the Parade in front of Kilkenny Castle to win the penultimate stage of An Post Rás na mBan. Continue reading “De Gast On the Double At Kilkenny Castle”