Ireland’s international stage cycle race Rás na mBan will be broadcast on Eurosport UK TV today, Friday.
The half hour highlights programme to be shown at 4.30pm will feature action from the 16th edition of Rás na mBan based in Kilkenny and surrounding counties as 22 teams of five riders do battle over six stages and five days for the coveted race leader’s magenta jersey.
Team Ireland led by Lara Gillespie faced squads from all over Europe and the USA with riders from 13 nations including race leaders and stage winners Lieke van Zeelst from The Netherlands and Scotland’s Kate Richardson.
The highlights show will be shown on a number of occasions on Eurosport UK in the coming days.
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Scottish Rider Overcomes Late Scare to Clinch Overall Title
Alba Development Road Team’s Kate Richardson overcame late drama to secure overall victory at Rás na mBan in Kilkenny City this afternoon. The Scottish rider was caught up in a crash on the wet roads with six laps to go, resulting in a mechanical and two bike changes before she was able to re-join the main bunch on the following lap.