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Giro finale
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57th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2, Ireland, May 18-25, 2009

Stage 2 - May 18: Wexford – Cobh, 178 km

The first significant breakaway of stage two struggled
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The peloton push on in deteriorating
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Ominous grey clouds lurked on the horizon.
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The peloton did its best to dodge
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The heavy rain caused flooding on some
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The breakaway press on
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Simon Richardson (Britain Rapha Condor) tries to push
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David O’Loughlin (Ireland An Post M.Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly)
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Ian Wilkinson (Britain Halfords Bike Hut) took the win on stage two
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Ian Wilkinson (Britain Halfords Bike Hut) gave it everything
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Simon Richardson (Britain Rapha Condor) had no answer
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An exhausted Simon Richardson (Britain Rapha Condor) congratulates
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What better way to end a tough day in the saddle
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Russell Downing (Britain Candi TV Marshalls) fought hard
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After crashing in the final kilometres of stage one Peter Hawkins (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations)
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Riding his first Rás Philip Lavery (Dublin KTM Winning Solutions)
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The final 400 metres ramped up steeply
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Robin Kelly (Waterford Comeragh CC) takes stock
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First Cork County Rider home was Michael Hennessy (Waterford Comeragh CC).
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Simon Richardson (Britain Rapha Condor),
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Mads Christensen (TDK DENMARK Designa Kokken)
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Ole Jorgen Jensen (NORWAY Giant-Veolia) took the lead
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Peter Hawkins (Dublin IRC Usher Insulation) was satisfied with his
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Pete Williams (Britain Candi TV Marshalls) is the new
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Ian Wilkinson (Britain Halfords Bike Hut) celebrates taking
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