Richardson Secures Rás na mBan Victory After Final Day Drama

Overall Rás na mBan 2022 winner Kate Richardson (centre) on the final podium with runner-up Lieke van Zeelst (left) and third placed Becky Storrie. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan (rights free for editorial use).

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.

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Richardson Snatches Rás na mBan Lead in Stage Five Time Trial

Alba Development Road Team’s Kate Richardson on her way to victory and the overall race lead on stage five of Rás na mBan 2022. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan (rights free for editorial use).

Scottish Rider Edges Clear of Van Zeelst by Fractions of a Second

Kate Richardson overturned a five second deficit to overnight leader Lieke van Zeelst in dramatic fashion in this morning’s stage five time trial around Kilkenny Castle.

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Third Time Lucky for Richardson

Kate Richardson of Alba Development Road Team on her way to victory on Stage 3 of Rás na mBan 2022. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan (rights free for editorial use).

Scottish Rider Secures Victory After Two Podium Finishes

Kate Richardson showed fierce determination to finally land a stage win on today’s summit finish to The Cut in the Slieve Bloom Mountains, Co Laois.

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Dutch Delight for Van Zeelst in Woodstock

Lieke van Zeelst, guesting for Greenmount CA, winning stage two of Rás na mBan 2022. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan (rights free for editorial use).

Greenmount CA Rider Moves Into Magenta Leader’s Jersey

Lieke van Zeelst stormed to a superb solo victory in Woodstock Gardens today, holding off late challenges from Kate Richardson and Danni Shrosbree on the final climb from the picturesque Inistioge.

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Gillespie Takes Opening Stage in Callan

Lara Gillespie of Team Ireland sprints into Callan to take victory on stage one of Rás na mBan 2022. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan (rights free for editorial use).

Irish Rider’s Win Ends Eight-Year Drought for Host Nation

Team Ireland’s Lara Gillespie sprinted to victory in the opening stage of Rás na mBan today, leading home a large bunch into Callan, County Kilkenny.
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ENTRIES FOR 2019 OPEN!

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:-
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ras-na-mban-2019-registration-59876778055

Full route details will be announced in the coming weeks.

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