2017 Route

2017


This year’s route for the 12th edition of An Post Rás na mBan includes six stages and five days of racing on the roads of picturesque County Kilkenny for the riders in early September. Details with map links below.

STAGE 1 – Wednesday 6th September

Road Race Kilkenny 70.1KM

Kilkenny (SHC) – Bennettsbridge –Thomastown – Graiguenamanagh – Goresbridge – Paulstown – Gowran

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/19889112

STAGE 2 – Thursday 7th September
Road Race Castlecomer 75KM

Castlecomer (Discovery Park) Ballyraggett – Firoda – Castlecomer – Coolcullen – Rossmore – Castlecomer

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22459975

STAGE 3 – Friday 8th September

Road Race Mount Leinster 112KM

Kilkenny (SHC) – Paulstown – Leighlinbridge – Muine Bheag – Borris – Ballymurphy – Kiltealy – Bunclody – Kildavin – Myshall – Fenagh – Mount Leinster

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22459985

STAGE 4 – Saturday 9th September

Individual Time Trial 11KM

Start – Waterford Road N10 (Rugby Club) – Out and back

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22459994

STAGE 5 – Saturday 9th September

‘Criterium’ Circuit Race 40km

Race Length: One hour

Kilkenny
The Parade – Nuncio Road – Waterford Road – Upper Patrick Street

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22460005

STAGE 6 – Sunday 10th September

Road Race Kilkenny 90.6KM

Kilkenny – Kells – Dunamaggin – Knocktopher – Thomastown – Inistioge – Woodstock – Thomastown – Gowran – Paulstown – Kilkenny

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/22460042

Total Stage Mileage – 398.7km

Six classified climbs – Two Cat 1, two Cat 2 and two Cat 3