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”
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.
Claire Steels of Brother UK Fusion RT has taken victory in the stage four individual time trial at Tullaroan.
The Briton beat Anna Shackley of Team GB by five seconds at the end of the 6.7km solo race against the watch with Molly Patch (Brother UK Fusion RT) third at 11 seconds.
Race leader Josie Knight (Team GB) was fourth, 13 seconds behind Steels who now takes over the overall race lead from Knight by six seconds.
Maeve Gallagher was best of the Irish in seventh to confirm her position as best Irish rider in sixth place overall.
Results with Amended Points Classification
Race leader Josie Knight made it a hat trick as she sprinted in at the head of a group of four to take the honours on stage three of Rás na mBan on The Cut Mountain in County Laois. Continue reading “Knight’s Treble Top”
Josie Knight took her second stage win in as many days as she led in a group of eight at the end of the second stage of Rás na mBan in Piltown Co Kilkenny today.