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53rd FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 22-29, 2005

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Stage 3 - May 24: Tubbercurry - Lisdoonvarna, 156 km

Newton once again

By Shane Stokes in Lisdoonvarna

Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk) wins the stage
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Déjà vu. Twenty-four hours after taking stage two and seizing the FBD Insurance Rás yellow jersey, British rider Chris Newton once again outsprinted former Tour of Spain points victor Malcolm Elliott to win today's third stage of the race. Newton, Elliott and nine others broke the rest of the field on the day's final climb of Corkscrew Hill, racing clear over the top of the switchbacked climb and plunging down into the finish in Lisdoonvarna.

Third on the stage was Malte Urban (Germany - Stevens von Hacht), with Morten Hegreberg (Norway - Sparebanken Vest) fourth and Irish duo Tim Barry (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and Stephen Gallagher (Ireland - Grant Thornton) fifth and sixth.

'My team-mates did a tremendous job today,' the former world points champion said afterwards. 'After controlling things all day, they lit the race up by going very hard on the last climb and causing a split.'

'I didn't intend going for the stage, really, but it was kind one of those slightly uphill finishes were everyone fanned across the road. I found myself in a good position and just went for it. It is great to win another stage - you have to take the chances when you can in this race, as it is so unpredictable.'

Today's result saw Newton preserve his eight second lead over Elliott, with Hegreberg remaining 2 minutes and 16 seconds back in third. Barry's fine ride saw him move up two places to fourth, overtaking Rob Sharman (GB - Recycling.co.uk) and Kevin Dawson (Yorkshire - Trinity Capital).

Compatriot Eugene Moriarty (Meath - Cycleways) also rode well to hold on to his lead in the King of the Mountains competition. The Kerryman finished second on the day's first climb and while he missed out on Corkscrew Hill, he carries a six-point advantage over Hegreberg into tomorrow's fourth stage.

How it unfolded

Members of the Meath MJ Donnelly team
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188 riders lined out for the start of day three of the 2005 FBD Insurance Rás, a mainly flat 156 kilometre leg from Tubbercurry to Lisdoonvarna. After a one minute silence for the victims of a bus crash near Navan yesterday, which claimed the lives of five schoolgirls, the riders got things underway. Menno de Boer of the Netherlands - Kennemerland team opened up a brief 13 second lead over the peloton, but he was hauled back before the category 3 climb of Lurga. First to the top here was the 2000 Rás champion Julian Winn (Wales - Stena Line), who outsprinted KOH leader Eugene Moriarty (Meath - Cycleways.com) and Ireland - Grant Thornton's Stephen Gallagher for maximum points.

Several attacks followed but it wasn't until 40 kilometres into the stage that anything of significance got away. Mark Lovatt (Yorkshire Trinity Capital) and Paul Healion (Dublin Usher Insulations) forged clear and built a lead of 40 seconds but, with the first half of the stage on wide open dual carriageways, they had little chance of eluding the bunch.

After a fruitless 100 kilometres out front waiting for reinforcements, the duo were hauled back just after Oranmore. Next to try were Stian Remme (Norway - Sparebanken Vest), Gary Hand (Scotland), Paul Sheppard (Wales - Stena Line), Mick Hennessy (Cork Nucleus), Rory Wyley (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and John Mason (Tipperary Worldwide Cycles), the sextet building a half-minute lead and stayed out in front until fifteen kilometres to go. Here, Newton's GB Recycling.co.uk team hauled everything back together just before Corkscrew Hill.

Race leader Chris Newton (Recycling.co.uk)
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A big crash just before the ascent split the bunch, and when the Recycling boys put the hammer down, it caused a further reduction in numbers. Just 10 riders were left at the top, with Morten Hegreberg (Norway - Sparebanken Vest) taking maximum points. This rest of the selection included: Newton and Malcolm Elliott (Yorkshire - Trinity Capital), the first and second riders overall; Gabriel Rasch, Rob Sharman (GB - Recycling.co.uk); John Tanner, Malte Urban (Germany - Stevens von Hacht); Yanto Barker (Wales - Stena Line) plus the Irish duo of Tim Barry (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and Stephen Gallagher (Ireland - Grant Thornton). They were joined after the top by Evan Oliphant (Scotland), while Winn and Moriarty, first and second over the day's other climb, just missed out. They crossed the summit just behind the leaders, but as was the case with all the other riders behind, were unable to get back on terms before the finish.

The 11 leaders tore into the streets of Lisdoonvarna to settle the stage win between them. Newton said afterwards that he would have been happy to roll in with the group, but when he found himself in a good position with 200 metres to go, he floored it and took his second successive stage.

Elliott took second, repeating yesterday's result, while Urban, Hegreberg, Barry and Gallagher filled the top six places. 1997 race winner Andrew Roche won the sprint from the chasing group for twelfth on the stage, 41 seconds down.

The net result was that Newton and Elliott remained on top, separated by the same eight seconds which divided them 24 hours earlier.

Stage 4 - May 25: Lisdoonvarna - Templemore, 162 km

The battle will continue tomorrow on a 162 kilometre stage from Lisdoonvarna to Templemore. There are four third-category climbs along the way, at Formoyle (70.8 kilometres), Ballybrack (78.5), Lackamore (102.1) and Curreeney Cross (129.5).

Post race quotes

Chris Newton, stage winner and yellow jersey

'My legs were heavy at the start, as you might expect. It was a fast day and everyone was up for racing so it was good. I knew we had to try to contain it all, perhaps sacrificing a couple of guys before the climb. Fortunately we have a couple of guys who are a bit lower in the general classification so they did a tremendous job. My other team-mates then lit it up by going very hard on the last climb, causing a split.'

'It was just a matter of working from there. I didn't intend going for the stage, really, but it was kind one of those slightly uphill finishes were everyone fanned across the road. So you may as well go for it then. If it was a fast one, I think I would have sat there and just rolled in with the group.'

'But it is nice to take another stage. You have to do it when you can in this race, as it can be quite up and down. You can have good days and bad days, so it was nice to get the win today.'

'I didn't know much about the climb beforehand. I knew it would be quite hard, but I've never raced up it before. The name Corkscrew Hill suggested it would be really steep but it was quite a fast climb. With the switchbacks on the climb, it was enjoyable.'

'I wasn't watching anyone in particular today - I think you have got to watch everyone, really. I know I have got two and a half minutes on third place, but it is still all up for racing. Two and a half minutes is not much if a group goes up the road and you have to defend it. So you have to watch everyone, really.'

Malcolm Elliott, second on stage and second overall

'I felt okay out there but just tired a bit toward the end. That blunts the speed a little bit. The climb got rid of most of the sprinters, but unfortunately there was another one left! I am pretty happy with the way the race is going, it is certainly a whole lot more than I expected coming here.'

Tim Barry, fifth on the stage and best Irishman overall in fourth

'I was happy enough to hang in with them going up the Corkscrew. There were only ten of us left at the top. There was a bit of madness from about 20 kilometres before the climb because you had to constantly move up, move around people in order to stay in position. The Corkscrew is relatively short compared to what is to come later this week, but I am happy with things so far.'

'I had good form going into the Tour of Turkey, because I trained specifically for this period of the year. I only found out I was riding that race two weeks beforehand as the Murphy and Gunn team were stuck for a rider. Otherwise I probably would have been racing here. The Tour of Turkey was my first time getting top ten overall in a 2.2 ranked race - I was seventh - so it gave me good form for this.'

'I was pretty confident heading into the Rás that I had good condition, but you need a lot of good luck too in this race. The Tour of Turkey was different - it was controlled on the flat stages, whereas the Rás is different. On the first stage, the break went on a flat road. Yesterday, it was the same. In other international races, the breaks go on climbs, but in the Rás they go outside garages and schools!'

Eugene Moriarty, King of the Mountains leader

'It was good to get some points on the first climb, that helps things. The German was up there on the Corkscrew Hill, though, so he would have got some back. It was a bit unfortunate on the climb - I was marking Julian Winn on that and we crossed the top just after the leaders. I think someone let a wheel go, that is how the gap opened. We were pretty close to them over the summit but we couldn't get across.'

Photography

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Results

1 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                  3.29.55
2 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                      
3 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                        
4 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                    
5 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                              
6 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                     
7 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Scotland                               
8 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                       
9 John Tanner (GBr) Trinity Capital                          
10 Yanto Barker (GBr) Stena                                  
11 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       
12 Andrew Roche (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                   0.41
13 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                      
14 Simon Kelly (Irl) Nucleus                                 
15 Daniel Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                                
16 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Trinity Capital                        
17 Rostislav Krotky (Cze) Elmarco KK                         
18 Paudi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                        
19 Sean Lacey (Irl) M Donnelly                               
20 Morten Christiansen (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                
21 Are Andresen (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                       
22 Tino Haakman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                       
23 Alex Coutts (GBr) Scotland                                
24 Sigvard Kukk (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        
25 John Dempsey (Irl) Grant Thornton                         
26 John Horgan (Irl) Nucleus                                 
27 Stian Remme (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                        
28 Stuart Gillespie (USA) TIAA-CREF                          
29 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) cycleways.com                       
30 Ian MacGregor (USA) TIAA-CREF                             
31 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       
32 Conor Murphy (Irl) Grant Thornton                         
33 Julian Winn (GBr) Stena                                   
34 Ken Norgrove (Irl) Whs. All Systems                   1.23
35 Donald Reeb (USA) Guinness                            1.24
36 Kevin Miller (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                    1.25
37 Mike Barton (USA) Boston Scientific                       
38 Greg Roche (GBr) Fujibikes                                
39 Chris Belsham (GBr) Angliasport                           
40 Jens Schwedler (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                    
41 Stephan Wolfer (GBr) Fujibikes                            
42 Kristian House (GBr) Fujibikes                            
43 Jan Novak (Cze) Elmarco KK                                
44 Nathan Mitchell (USA) TIAA-CREF                           
45 Michal Stastny (Cze) Elmarco KK                           
46 Jamie Norfolk (GBr) Stena                                 
47 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) cycleways.com                    
48 John Charlesworth (GBr) NE England                        
49 Emmet Hogan (Irl) McGuire Cycles                          
50 Robert Partridge (GBr) Stena                              
51 Paul Manning (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        
52 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Trinity Capital                         
53 Mark Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                          
54 Thomas Evans (Irl) Trinity Capital                        
55 Ryan Connor (GBr) Usher Insulations                   1.32
56 Mark King (USA) Guinness                              1.43
57 Chris Daddy (GBr) NE England                              
58 Craig Sweetman (Irl) M Donnelly                           
59 Sheldon Deeny (USA) TIAA-CREF                             
60 Mark Pozniak (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                        
61 Martin Snizek (Cze) Elmarco KK                            
62 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                     
63 Robert Moore (Irl) M Donnelly                             
64 Paul Healion (Irl) Usher Insulations                      
65 Barry Meehan (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                       
66 David Peelo (Irl) Whs. All Systems                        
67 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                         
68 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                       
69 John Mason (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                         
70 Philip Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                        
71 John O'Shea (Irl) Dan Morrissey                           
72 Thorsten Wiedenroth (Ger) Stevens von Hacht               
73 Chris McNamara (GBr) SurreyRacing League                  
74 Todd Duncan (USA) Guinness                                
75 Jiri Korbel (Cze) Elmarco KK                              
76 John Wall (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                        
77 Kieran Keane (Irl) Exel Ravens                            
78 Michael Mulcahy (Irl) Usher Insulations                   
79 Brian Truman (Irl) Dan Morrissey                      2.43
80 Timothy Dunford (GBr) SurreyRacing League                 
81 Fred Stamm (USA) McGuire Cycles                           
82 Paddy Kelly (Irl) Wicklow South                           
83 Rory Wyley (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            
84 Roger Aiken (Irl) Safe Cycling                            
85 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                   
86 Roger Morgan (GBr) SurreyRacing League                    
87 Eddie O'Donoghue (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                 
88 Aidan Crowley (Irl) cycleways.com                         
89 Mick Hennessy (Irl) Nucleus                               
90 Richard Cartland (GBr) Angliasport                        
91 Bill Moore (Irl) M Donnelly                               
92 Gary Dodd (GBr) SurreyRacing League                       
93 Duncan Urquhart (GBr) Scotland                            
94 Paul Sheppard (GBr) Stena                                 
95 Brian Taafe (Irl) Whs. All Systems                        
96 Jeremy Burton (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB              3.46
97 Stuart MacGregor (GBr) Scotland West                      
98 Chris Harnish (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                  
99 Dan O'Sullivan (USA) McGuire Cycles                       
100 Michael Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                       
101 David Robinson (USA) TIAA-CREF                           
102 Ronnie Batey (GBr) NE England                            
103 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                     
104 Ciaran Farrell (Irl) Whs. All Systems                    
105 Conor Coffey (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                  
106 William Byrne (Irl) Murphy Surveys                       
107 Tom Greene (Irl) Ena Loakman                             
108 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Ena Loakman                          
109 James Cusick (GBr) Scotland West                         
110 Adam Kelly (Irl) Wicklow North                           
111 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Wicklow North                        
112 Simon McNamara (GBr) Angliasport                         
113 Myles McCorry (Irl) Safe Cycling                         
114 Ciaran Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                        
115 Peter Hey (GBr) Angliasport                              
116 Brian Keane (Irl) Grant Thornton                         
117 Mick Walsh (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage                 
118 Eoin Whelan (Irl) Safe Cycling                           
119 Denis Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                                
120 Andri Lebedev (Est) Kalev Chocolate                      
121 Steve Kenny (GBr) NE England                             
122 Max Spirin (USA) McGuire Cycles                          
123 Shaun Snodden (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                      
124 Eoin Concannon (Irl) Kanturk                             
125 Richard Kooijman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                  
126 Karl Dolan (Irl) Safe Cycling                            
127 Anthony Malarczyk (GBr) Fujibikes                        
128 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nucleus                            
129 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                  
130 Adrian Hedderman (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                
131 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Kanturk                              
132 Stephen Enright (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                 4.13
133 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Dan Morrissey                  4.18
134 John Paul Lynch (Irl) Wicklow North                      
135 Cian Crowley (Irl) Wicklow South                         
136 Kenny Williams (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage             
137 Barry Donnelly (Irl) Murphy Surveys                      
138 Dave Early (Irl) Ena Loakman                             
139 Marcus Smith (GBr) Scotland West                         
140 Keith Griffin (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                     
141 Daire O'Sullivan (Irl) Ena Loakman                       
142 Thomas Lavery (Irl) Kerry                                
143 Francis Ennis (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                     
144 John O'Brien (Irl) Kerry                                 
145 Aaron Beardsley (USA) McGuire Cycles                 4.56
146 Brian Stewart (GBr) Usher Insulations                5.03
147 Eldon Looney (Irl) Kerry                             5.08
148 Tom Hemmant (GBr) Exel Ravens                        6.11
149 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Nucleus                             
150 Menno de Boer (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                     
151 Fergus O'Connor (Irl) Whs. All Systems                   
152 Ian Paine (GBr) Exel Ravens                          6.18
153 Peter Sleight (USA) Boston Scientific                6.23
154 Simon Saunders (GBr) SurreyRacing League             6.25
155 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                    6.48
156 Niall Jenkins (Irl) Wicklow North                    7.37
157 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Exel Ravens                   7.40
158 Kacey Chamberlin (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage       7.42
159 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Safe Cycling                     7.43
160 Zach Bell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                      7.46
161 J Skiles Keith (USA) Guinness                        7.48
162 Richard Eastham (GBr) Angliasport                    8.49
163 Dave Reilly (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                     9.32
164 Karl Elliott (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                    9.40
165 Richard Malone (Irl) Ena Loakman                         
166 Simon Mulvany (Irl) M Donnelly                           
167 Jeff Craddock (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                 
168 Dave Buchan (GBr) NE England                             
169 Jason Bethel (GBr) Ventilux First Mortgage               
170 Derek Cunningham (Irl) Wicklow South                10.07
171 Peter Vermeulen (Ned) BRC Kennemerland              10.44
172 Paul Coats (GBr) Scotland West                      11.24
173 David Klipper (USA) Guinness                        13.54
174 Alan Potter (USA) Boston Scientific                 14.15
175 Justin Lillie (USA) Boston Scientific               14.21
176 Morgan Fox (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                      
177 Gary Hand (GBr) Scotland                                 
178 Michael O'Donnell (Irl) Wicklow North               14.41
179 Michael Elliott (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                     
180 Philip Finegan (Irl) Usher Insulations              15.45
181 Scott McDonald (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                    
182 Hugo Keetman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                 16.43
183 David Smith (GBr) Scotland                          22.17
184 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                45.35
185 Eamonn Prendergast (Irl) Wicklow South              50.55
186 Thad LaVallee (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                 
187 Gerard Ivory (Irl) Wicklow South                    51.30
DNF Nobby O'Reilly (Irl) Ventilux First Mortgage             
DNS Gareth Jones (GBr) Fujibikes                             
DNS Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Kanturk                         
 
Points
 
1 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       15 pts
2 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                    14
3 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                      13
4 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                  12
5 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            11
6 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                   10
7 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Scotland                              9
8 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                      8
9 John Tanner (GBr) Trinity Capital                         7
10 Yanto Barker (GBr) Stena                                 6
11 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                      5
12 Andrew Roche (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                      4
13 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                     3
14 Simon Kelly (Irl) Nucleus                                2
15 Daniel Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                               1
 
Mountains
 
Lurga, Cat 3
 
1 Julian Winn (GBr) Stena                                    
2 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) cycleways.com                        
3 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                     
4 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                    
 
Corkscrew, Cat 2
 
1 Gary Hand (GBr) Scotland                                   
2 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                        
3 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        
4 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                         
5 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                      
6 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                              
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                 10.34.24
2 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                  0.08
3 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                2.16
4 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                          2.32
5 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        
6 Yanto Barker (GBr) Stena                               2.37
7 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                       
8 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Trinity Capital                     3.04
9 Conor Murphy (Irl) Grant Thornton                      5.01
10 Stuart Gillespie (USA) TIAA-CREF                      5.11
11 John Tanner (GBr) Trinity Capital                     5.29
12 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Scotland                          6.01
13 Sean Lacey (Irl) M Donnelly                           6.15
14 John Dempsey (Irl) Grant Thornton                         
15 Sigvard Kukk (Est) Kalev Chocolate                    6.22
16 Philip Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                    6.40
17 Morten Christiansen (Nor) Sparebanken Vest            6.43
18 Rostislav Krotky (Cze) Elmarco KK                         
19 Andrew Roche (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                       
20 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) cycleways.com                   6.44
21 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Trinity Capital                     6.54
22 Alex Coutts (GBr) Scotland                            8.11
23 Gary Dodd (GBr) SurreyRacing League                   8.17
24 Roger Aiken (Irl) Safe Cycling                        8.25
25 Jan Novak (Cze) Elmarco KK                            8.52
26 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                8.59
27 Denis Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                             9.20
28 Julian Winn (GBr) Stena                               9.37
29 Are Andresen (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                   9.40
30 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       
31 Ian MacGregor (USA) TIAA-CREF                             
32 Tino Haakman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                       
33 Stian Remme (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                        
34 Simon Kelly (Irl) Nucleus                                 
35 Daniel Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                                
36 John Horgan (Irl) Nucleus                                 
37 Paudi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                   10.07
38 Roger Morgan (GBr) SurreyRacing League               10.10
39 Ken Norgrove (Irl) Whs. All Systems                  10.22
40 Chris Belsham (GBr) Angliasport                      10.24
41 Mike Barton (USA) Boston Scientific                       
42 Kristian House (GBr) Fujibikes                            
43 Kevin Miller (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                        
44 Michal Stastny (Cze) Elmarco KK                           
45 Jens Schwedler (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                    
46 John Charlesworth (GBr) NE England                        
47 Jamie Norfolk (GBr) Stena                                 
48 Greg Roche (GBr) Fujibikes                                
49 Robert Partridge (GBr) Stena                              
50 Mark Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                          
51 Stephan Wolfer (GBr) Fujibikes                            
52 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) cycleways.com                    
53 Thomas Evans (Irl) Trinity Capital                        
54 Paul Manning (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        
55 Ryan Connor (GBr) Usher Insulations                  10.31
56 Craig Sweetman (Irl) M Donnelly                      10.42
57 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                       
58 Mark Pozniak (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                        
59 Chris Daddy (GBr) NE England                              
60 Robert Moore (Irl) M Donnelly                             
61 Martin Snizek (Cze) Elmarco KK                            
62 Thorsten Wiedenroth (Ger) Stevens von Hacht               
63 Kieran Keane (Irl) Exel Ravens                            
64 Jiri Korbel (Cze) Elmarco KK                              
65 Chris McNamara (GBr) SurreyRacing League                  
66 Michael Mulcahy (Irl) Usher Insulations                   
67 David Peelo (Irl) Whs. All Systems                        
68 Todd Duncan (USA) Guinness                                
69 John Mason (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                         
70 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                         
71 Stuart MacGregor (GBr) Scotland West                 11.13
72 Aidan Crowley (Irl) cycleways.com                    11.40
73 Mick Hennessy (Irl) Nucleus                          11.41
74 Brian Truman (Irl) Dan Morrissey                     11.42
75 Eddie O'Donoghue (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                 
76 Bill Moore (Irl) M Donnelly                               
77 Paul Sheppard (GBr) Stena                                 
78 Richard Cartland (GBr) Angliasport                        
79 Duncan Urquhart (GBr) Scotland                            
80 Rory Wyley (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            
81 Timothy Dunford (GBr) SurreyRacing League                 
82 Michael Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                   12.12
83 Richard Kooijman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland              12.45
84 Simon McNamara (GBr) Angliasport                          
85 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Wicklow North                         
86 Ciaran Farrell (Irl) Whs. All Systems                     
87 Steve Kenny (GBr) NE England                              
88 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                      
89 Shaun Snodden (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       
90 Eoin Whelan (Irl) Safe Cycling                            
91 Myles McCorry (Irl) Safe Cycling                          
92 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Kanturk                               
93 James Cusick (GBr) Scotland West                          
94 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nucleus                             
95 Barry Meehan (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                  12.51
96 David Robinson (USA) TIAA-CREF                       13.10
97 Stephen Enright (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                 13.12
98 Kenny Williams (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage         13.17
99 Daire O'Sullivan (Irl) Ena Loakman                        
100 Brian Keane (Irl) Grant Thornton                    13.24
101 Donald Reeb (USA) Guinness                          13.30
102 Fred Stamm (USA) McGuire Cycles                     14.31
103 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Nucleus                        15.10
104 Tom Hemmant (GBr) Exel Ravens                            
105 Menno de Boer (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                     
106 Simon Saunders (GBr) SurreyRacing League            15.24
107 Eoin Concannon (Irl) Kanturk                        15.26
108 Andri Lebedev (Est) Kalev Chocolate                 15.47
109 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                        
110 Paul Healion (Irl) Usher Insulations                16.28
111 Sheldon Deeny (USA) TIAA-CREF                       18.47
112 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                 20.23
113 Gary Hand (GBr) Scotland                            21.48
114 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                22.44
115 Nathan Mitchell (USA) TIAA-CREF                     23.06
116 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate               23.46
117 Dan O'Sullivan (USA) McGuire Cycles                 25.49
118 Chris Harnish (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                 
119 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Ena Loakman                          
120 Tom Greene (Irl) Ena Loakman                             
121 Ronnie Batey (GBr) NE England                       26.06
122 John Paul Lynch (Irl) Wicklow North                 26.21
123 Marcus Smith (GBr) Scotland West                         
124 Brian Stewart (GBr) Usher Insulations               27.06
125 David Smith (GBr) Scotland                          31.16
126 Ciaran Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                   31.59
127 Derek Cunningham (Irl) Wicklow South                32.10
128 Richard Eastham (GBr) Angliasport                   33.58
129 Dave Reilly (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                    37.45
130 John O'Shea (Irl) Dan Morrissey                     38.34
131 Paddy Kelly (Irl) Wicklow South                     39.34
132 John Wall (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn                  39.38
133 Brian Taafe (Irl) Whs. All Systems                  40.47
134 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Dan Morrissey                 41.09
135 Zach Bell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                     42.16
136 Philip Finegan (Irl) Usher Insulations              43.58
137 Hugo Keetman (Ned) BRC Kennemerland                 44.56
138 William Byrne (Irl) Murphy Surveys                  45.03
139 Francis Ennis (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                45.35
140 Keith Griffin (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                54.13
141 Fergus O'Connor (Irl) Whs. All Systems              56.06
142 Ian Paine (GBr) Exel Ravens                         56.13
143 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Exel Ravens                  57.35
144 Anthony Malarczyk (GBr) Fujibikes                   59.28
145 Simon Mulvany (Irl) M Donnelly                      59.35
146 Max Spirin (USA) McGuire Cycles                   1.00.52
147 Adrian Hedderman (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn         1.03.37
148 Adam Kelly (Irl) Wicklow North                           
149 Scott McDonald (Irl) Dundrum Shopping             1.05.42
150 Thomas Lavery (Irl) Kerry                         1.05.52
151 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger) Stevens von Hacht           1.06.29
152 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn           1.07.32
153 Barry Donnelly (Irl) Murphy Surveys               1.08.04
154 Paul Coats (GBr) Scotland West                    1.11.15
155 Kacey Chamberlin (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage    1.11.28
156 J Skiles Keith (USA) Guinness                     1.11.34
157 Dave Buchan (GBr) NE England                      1.15.27
158 Cian Crowley (Irl) Wicklow South                  1.17.09
159 Justin Lillie (USA) Boston Scientific             1.18.07
160 Richard Malone (Irl) Ena Loakman                  1.18.51
161 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Safe Cycling                  1.25.32
162 Karl Dolan (Irl) Safe Cycling                     1.26.46
163 Dave Early (Irl) Ena Loakman                      1.27.18
164 Jeff Craddock (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB          1.27.29
165 Jason Bethel (GBr) Ventilux First Mortgage               
166 Peter Vermeulen (Ned) BRC Kennemerland            1.28.33
167 Peter Sleight (USA) Boston Scientific             1.29.11
168 David Klipper (USA) Guinness                      1.31.43
169 Mark King (USA) Guinness                          1.31.50
170 Jeremy Burton (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB          1.35.24
171 Conor Coffey (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB                  
172 Peter Hey (GBr) Angliasport                              
173 John O'Brien (Irl) Kerry                          1.35.56
174 Aaron Beardsley (USA) McGuire Cycles              1.36.34
175 Eldon Looney (Irl) Kerry                          1.36.46
176 Karl Elliott (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                 1.41.18
177 Emmet Hogan (Irl) McGuire Cycles                  1.41.53
178 Niall Jenkins (Irl) Wicklow North                 1.44.01
179 Mick Walsh (USA) Ventilux First Mortgage          1.44.35
180 Alan Potter (USA) Boston Scientific               1.45.53
181 Michael Elliott (Irl) IRC Moy Isover              1.46.19
182 Morgan Fox (Irl) Team Murphy & Gunn               1.55.10
183 Michael O'Donnell (Irl) Wicklow North             1.55.30
184 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) IRC Moy Isover              2.17.13
185 Thad LaVallee (USA) Tradewind Sports-CCB          2.22.33
186 Eamonn Prendergast (Irl) Wicklow South                   
187 Gerard Ivory (Irl) Wicklow South                  2.46.08
 
 
Points classification
 
1 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       42 pts
2 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                    38
3 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                  29
4 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            23
5 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                      21
6 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Scotland                             20
7 Yanto Barker (GBr) Stena                                 19
8 John Tanner (GBr) Trinity Capital                        18
9 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Trinity Capital                       17
10 Roger Aiken (Irl) Safe Cycling                          15
11 Conor Murphy (Irl) Grant Thornton                       13
12 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                     13
13 Philip Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                      12
14 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                    11
15 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                  10
16 Morten Christiansen (Nor) Sparebanken Vest               9
17 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Trinity Capital                        9
18 Sigvard Kukk (Est) Kalev Chocolate                       8
19 Gary Dodd (GBr) SurreyRacing League                      7
20 Andrew Roche (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                      6
21 Sean Lacey (Irl) M Donnelly                              5
22 Rostislav Krotky (Cze) Elmarco KK                        5
23 Andrew Randell (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                     3
24 John Dempsey (Irl) Grant Thornton                        2
25 Simon Kelly (Irl) Nucleus                                2
26 Stuart Gillespie (USA) TIAA-CREF                         1
27 Denis Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                                1
28 Daniel Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                               1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) cycleways.com                      23 pts
2 Malte Urban (Ger) Stevens von Hacht                      16
3 Gary Hand (GBr) Scotland                                 10
4 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Grant Thornton                   10
5 Rostislav Krotky (Cze) Elmarco KK                         9
6 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                   7
7 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       6
8 Julian Winn (GBr) Stena                                   5
9 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        4
10 Alex Coutts (GBr) Scotland                               4
11 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Trinity Capital                    3
12 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Scotland                             3
13 Yanto Barker (GBr) Stena                                 2
14 Stian Remme (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                       2
15 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            1
 
Under 23 classification
 
1 Stuart Gillespie (USA) TIAA-CREF                   10.39.35
2 Alex Coutts (GBr) Scotland                             3.00
3 Ben Greenwood (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                    4.29
4 Ian MacGregor (USA) TIAA-CREF                              
5 Paudi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                     4.56
6 Michal Stastny (Cze) Elmarco KK                        5.13
7 Robert Partridge (GBr) Stena                               
8 Mark Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                           
9 Ryan Connor (GBr) Usher Insulations                    5.20
10 Mark Pozniak (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee                    5.31
 
County Rider classification
 
1 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                      10.36.56
2 Sean Lacey (Irl) M Donnelly                            3.43
3 Philip Cassidy (Irl) cycleways.com                     4.08
4 Andrew Roche (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                    4.11
5 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) cycleways.com                    4.12
6 Roger Aiken (Irl) Safe Cycling                         5.53
7 Denis Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                              6.48
8 Simon Kelly (Irl) Nucleus                              7.08
9 Daniel Lynch (Irl) Kanturk                                 
10 John Horgan (Irl) Nucleus                                 
 
CI Cat2 classification
 
1 Ciaran Farrell (Irl) Whs. All Systems              10.47.09
2 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Dundrum Shopping                       
3 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nucleus                              
4 Barry Meehan (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                    0.06
5 Stephen Enright (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                   0.27
6 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Ena Loakman                       13.04
7 Tom Greene (Irl) Ena Loakman                               
8 Dave Reilly (Irl) IRC Moy Isover                      25.00
9 Keith Griffin (Irl) Worldwide Cycles                  41.28
10 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Exel Ravens                   44.50
 
International Team classification
 
1 Trinity Capital                                    31.51.55
2 Sparebanken Vest                                       3.04
3 Recycling.co.uk                                        3.30
4 Grant Thornton                                        11.32
5 Stena                                                 13.58
6 TIAA-CREF                                             15.03
7 Scotland                                              15.40
8 Elmarco KK Cube                                       17.16
9 Jet Fuel Coffee                                       19.42
10 Surrey Racing League                                 20.26
11 Stevens von Hacht                                    21.22
12 Kalev Chocolate                                      22.05
13 Fujibikes                                            22.29
14 NE England                                           25.08
15 Angliasport                                          26.08
16 Scotland West                                        28.32
17 Kennemerland                                         28.52
18 Guinness                                           1.07.09
19 McGuire Cycles                                     1.30.08
20 Ventilux First Mortgage                            1.42.50
21 Boston Scientific                                  2.48.53
22 Tradewind Sports-CCB                               3.14.05
 
County Team classification
 
1 cycleways.com                                      32.06.44
2 Dan Morrissey                                          1.24
3 M Donnelly                                             4.07
4 Worldwide Cycles                                       6.44
5 Nucleus                                                7.30
6 Kanturk                                                8.13
7 Usher Insulations                                      8.23
8 Whs. All Systems                                       9.14
9 Safe Cycling                                          10.33
10 Murphy Surveys                                       14.10
11 Team Murphy & Gunn                                   40.33
12 Ena Loakman Remax                                    41.23
13 Exel Ravens                                          58.33
14 Wicklow North                                      1.00.57
15 Dundrum Shopping Centre                            1.40.30
16 Wicklow South                                      1.53.42
17 IRC Moy Isover                                     2.08.43
18 Kerry                                              3.32.02