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54th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 21-28, 2006

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Stage 9 - May 28: Clara - Skerries + 2 Laps of Circuit, 155 km

House comes out best in closest ever edition of FBD Insurance Rás

By Shane Stokes

Eight days, nine stages, 1231.6 kilometres, and yet separated only by their stage placings. English rider Kristian House took one of his top career results in Skerries when he beat Danny Pate (USA TIAA CREF) in the closest ever finish to the FBD Insurance Rás. The Britain Recycling.co.uk rider ended the 2.2 ranked event on exactly the same overall time as the former world under 23 champion, winning the race on countback.

The final stage from Clara to Skerries saw a number of attacks on House's yellow jersey, with Pate, David O'Loughlin (Ireland Grant Thornton) and Tommy Evans (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations) trying several times to get clear. However the Britain Recycling.co.uk team proved too strong, with last year's winner Chris Newton doing a lot of work on the tough finishing circuit to haul back any of the overall contenders who tried to slip away.

The final stage came down to a 19 man sprint, won by Morten Hegreberg (Norway Sparebanken Vest) ahead of Simon Kelly (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group), Bartlomiej Matysiak (Poland Legia Bazylisek) and Tommy Evans. Pate needed to finish ten places ahead of House to scoop victory but he crossed the line four behind, the two rivals finishing fifth and ninth.

They ended the race on the same time, with Hegreberg 12 seconds back in third overall. Irish riders David O'Loughlin (Grant Thornton Ireland) and Tommy Evans (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations) were 21 and 38 seconds back respectively, taking fourth and fifth. Another Irishman was next in line, Simon Kelly's second place on the final stage lifting him over Peter Herzig (Australia FRF Couriers) into sixth place. The Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group rider was only called in as a late replacement for an injured Andrew Roche, yet ended up being the Continental team's best GC finisher.

Ciarán Power had a very encouraging return to international competition after an operation earlier this year, winning two stages in the race, placing second to Bartlomiej Matysiak (Poland Legia Bazylisek) on Saturday and yesterday cementing his hold on the polka-dot jersey. The status at the start of the day was similar to the battle between House and Pate for the yellow jersey, in that Power and closest rival Peter Herzig (Australia FRF Couriers) were level on points and separated only by countback. However the Waterford rider finished ahead of Herzig on three out of the day's four climbs, making sure of his win in the classification.

Hegreberg's victory in Skerries earned him the top prize in the points competition ahead of Saturday's stage winner Bartlomiej Matysiak (Poland Legia Bazylisek). However the latter had the consolation of taking the Ben McKenna trophy for best Under 23 competitor. The Norway Sparebanken Vest squad were best international team, Meath MyHome.ie/Cycleways won the Irish county team award and Tommy Evans was best county rider. John McCarthy had a dominant win in the Cycling Ireland category 2 classification, finishing 26 minutes and 6 seconds clear of second-placed rider Myles Kirby (Dublin Dundrum Town Centre).

House was very relieved to win the closest Rás in history. "I am very happy to win this race, it ranks up there along with the stage win in the Tour of Brittany as my best career results to date," he said after the podium presentation. "I was pretty nervous today as things were so tight on time but I had a very strong team behind me and my team-mate Chris Newton (last year's winner) rode really well to help me out."

Tommy Evans knew he had given his all. "Myself and David both attacked House many times, but couldn't stay clear of the group. Britain and Poland were riding together and it was too difficult to stay away."

Race organiser Dermot Dignam took a chance by designing one of the flattest courses in years, but ended up with a very competitive and utterly fascinating edition of the FBD Insurance Rás. "It was a great contest and went right down to the wire," he said.

How it unfolded

The riders set off at the slightly later time of noon for the final stage of the 2006 FBD Insurance Rás, a 115 kilometre leg from Clara to Skerries. The route would see them tackling four categorised climbs, at Pluckhimin (99.3 km), Cross of the Cage (118.6 km) and then two ascents of the Black Hills on a 14 kilometre finishing circuit in and around Skerries. These climbs would come after 131.8 km and 145.6 km, settling the King of the Mountains competition and also providing a possible springboard to attack to GC contenders Danny Pate, Morten Hegreberg, David O'Loughlin and Tommy Evans.

Shortly after the start, three riders went clear. They were Paídi O'Brien (Ireland Grant Thornton), Mark Lovatt (Britain Doncaster Stena Line) and Ray Clarke (Éireann Dan Morrissey). Mike Friedman (USA – TIAA CREF) and David Peelo (Kildare Murphy Surveyors) soon joined up, but the Britain Recycling.co.uk and Poland Legia Bazylisek-led bunch brought them all back.

Ryan Connor (Ireland Grant Thornton) was next to try, striking out after about 15 kilometres. He was joined by Ray Clarke, and then by Simon Saunders (Surrey Racing League). Several riders tried to bridge, including Gary Crory (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations), but they were unable to do so.

Heading through Tyrellspass (15.5 km), the three leaders had 22 seconds lead. Michael Concannon (Ireland M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), Stephen McKenna (Down Biznet Solutions) and Mathew Ward (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations) tried to get across but they too were mopped up. So too a subsequent move by Toby Neave (Surrey Racing League), David Peelo, and Drew McKinley (Louth Cúchulainn Crystal), the latter two persisting after McKinley was dropped. Neave and Peelo closed to within 45 seconds but, with the wind-assisted leaders averaging 48.4 kilometres per hour for the first hour of racing, they were unable to get across.

Saunders was dropped around Trim (62.6 km), after which the gap for the two leaders went up to 1 minute and 41 seconds. As was the case yesterday, it was being led by the Britain Recycling.co.uk team and the Poland Legia Bazylisek squad. Clarke and Connor were presumably up front so they could help team leaders Ciarán Power and David O'Loughlin should they be able to bridge across, and continued to ride well as the stage progressed. At Dunshaughin, 82 kilometres into the stage and 73 kilometres from the end, they were a 1 minute and 30 seconds clear. Toby Neave tried again to get across but was unable to do so.

The day's first climb, Pluckhimin, came after 99.3 kilometres and here Connor led Clarke over the top. Behind, things were getting interesting; after a short attack by Padraig Marrey (Kerry Earl of Desmond), five riders left the bunch to fight it out for the remaining points. KOM leader Ciarán Power had one team-mate there, Tim Barry, while his closest rival Peter Herzig had Peter McDonald and Cody Stevenson to lead him out. However, although the numerical advantage was with the Australia FRF Couriers riders, Power was able to nab third and thus open a one point lead over Herzig.

Several kilometres after the climb, previous race leader Mike Friedman (USA – TIAA CREF) attacked. He caught and passed Connor and Clarke, who in turn were caught by the peloton. However Friedman was unable to stay clear, being himself recaptured soon afterwards.

Roger Aiken (Ireland Grant Thornton) was next to try, surging clear and being joined by Paul Healion just before the day's second climb, Cross of the Cage. (118.6 km). Healion was first to the top while Power and Herzig came out of the bunch one more to scrap it out for those vital KOM points. Once again Power proved quicker, moving a further point clear of his rival. He then continued his effort to join the leaders and together they pulled 19 seconds ahead, holding much of this advantage as they crossed the crowd-thronged finish line in Skerries for the first time.

Once onto the tough finishing circuit, the bunch started to close up again. The leading riders made the junction on the category three climb at Black Hills, after 131.8 kilometres of racing. However just as the peloton got across, Power jumped hard and crossed the prime line comfortably ahead, extending his lead over Herzig to seven points and thus winning the King of the Mountains classification. Dan Bowman (USA TIAA-CREF), Martin Prazdnovsky (Norway Sparebanken Vest) and Tommy Evans (Dublin IRC Usher Insulations) took the remaining points.

As the bunch then headed towards Skerries for the second passage of the finish line, six riders ripped clear. Herzig, Paídi O'Brien (Ireland Grant Thornton), Mark Lovatt (Britain Doncaster Stena Line), Tamas Lengyel (Norway Sparebanken Vest), Lukasz Modzelewski (Poland Legia Bazylisek) and Lucas Euser (USA TIAA – CREF) were 18 seconds in front going onto the last lap but despite this strong lead, they were caught before the second and final ascent of the Black Hills.

Johannes Sickmüller (Germany Stevens) and Lengyel jumped away to take first and second over the top, while O'Loughlin surged in an unsuccessful bid to try to shake off House and was next over the prime line.

Once down the other side the two leaders were joined by Wayne Randle and then 17 others managed to bridge. All of the main contenders were in the group and the proximity of the finish line meant that the race was going down to the first two riders, with time having run out for the other contenders.

House was there, along with team-mate Newton, Danny Pate had Lucas Euster to assist him and David O'Loughlin had Ryan Connor. Others present were Morten Hegreberg, third overall, and his team-mate Martin Prazdnovsky (Norway Sparebanken Vest), plus fifth-placed Tommy Evans, Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers Caravel), Jehudi Schoonacker (Ireland M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), Simon Kelly (Ireland Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group), Bartlomiej Matysiak and Lukasz Modzelewski (Poland Legia Bazylisek), Alex Hagman (Surrey Racing League), John McCarthy (Kerry Earl of Desmond) and Ciarán Power.

Pate needed to finish ten places better than House or else reach the line a second or more clear in order to win. However strong riding by Newton and the yellow jersey meant that he was unable to do either, the finish coming down to a nineteen man gallop won by Hegreberg ahead of Simon Kelly, Bartlomiej Matysiak and Tommy Evans. Crucially, House was fifth, four places better than Pate and therefore the winner of the 2006 FBD Insurance Rás.

It was the closest ever finish to the race and one which House was very relieved to win. "I didn't sleep very well last night," he said, smiling, to the huge and enthusiastic crowd which had gathered. "Things were very close but they have worked out great."

Results

1 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                3.28.10 (44.68 km/h)
2 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group                  
3 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                     
4 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                           
5 Kristian House (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                          
6 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Sparebanken Vest                     
7 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                              
8 Jehudi Schoonacker (Bel) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly                
9 Danny Pate (USA) TIAA-CREF                                    
10 Wayne Randle (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                      
11 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Grant Thornton                        
12 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                     
13 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                          
14 Alex Hagman (USA) Surrey Racing League                       
15 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                           
16 Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Sparebanken Vest                         
17 Johannes Sickmüller (Ger) Stevens                            
18 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                  
19 Ryan Connor (Irl) Grant Thornton                             
20 Mehall Fitzgerald (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways              0.23
21 Cody Stevenson (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                  
22 Mike Friedman (USA) TIAA-CREF                                
23 Joshua Marden (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                   
24 Fabian Brzezinski (Ger) Stevens                              
25 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                            
26 Ashley Brown (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                      
27 Bill Moore (Irl) M. Donnelly                                 
28 John Lynch (Irl) Murphy Surveys                              
29 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                         
30 Craig Sweetman (Irl) M. Donnelly                             
31 Kurt Bogaerts (Bel) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly                    
32 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                    
33 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                           
34 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group                
35 Florian Schroder (Ger) Stevens                               
36 Joe McDonnell (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                   
37 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                        
38 Gavin Evans (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                       
39 Stephen McKenna (Irl) Biznet Solutions                       
40 Brian Kenneally (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                    
41 Jaco Ehlers (RSA) Surrey Racing League                       
42 Eoin Whelan (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                          
43 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                      
44 Morgan Fox (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group                  
45 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                 
46 John Mason (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                         
47 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens                                  
48 Daire O'Sullivan (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                      
49 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                       
50 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                          
51 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                          
52 Bryan Smith (USA) TIAA-CREF                                  
53 Bryan Keane (Irl) Whs. All Systems                           
54 David Sachs (USA) Endeavour Cycling                          
55 Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Symmetrics                          
56 Lucas Euser (USA) TIAA-CREF                                  
57 Micheal Concannon (Irl) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly                
58 Greg Reian (Can) Stevens                                     
59 Dan Bowman (USA) TIAA-CREF                                   
60 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                
61 Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics                                
62 Greg Swinard (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                         
63 Denis Lynch (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.                      
64 Rory Wyley (Irl) Dan Morrissey                               
65 Mathew Ward (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                          
66 Jason O'Callaghan (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby              1.04
67 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                          
68 Mick Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                              
69 David Lane (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                           
70 Christopher Belsham (GBr) JE James RT                        
71 Myles Kirby (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                          
72 Eldon Looney (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training                    
73 Simon Whelan (Irl) Whs. All Systems                          
74 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.               
75 Adrian Crowley (Irl) Velotec.ie                              
76 Daniel Duguid (GBr) Surrey Racing League                 0.23
77 Gary McNulty (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                     1.56
78 Frank O'Connor (Irl) M. Donnelly                             
79 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Whs. All Systems                      
80 Dieter Droger (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                     
81 Paul Hanna (Irl) Biznet Solutions                            
82 Aidan Crowley (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                      
83 Martin O'Loughlin (Irl) Dan Morrissey                        
84 David McLoughlin (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                     
85 Gary Crory (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                           
86 Michal Pawlyta (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                     4.01
87 Przemyslaw Pietrzak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                    
88 Peter Hey (GBr) JE James RT                                  
89 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       
90 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                       
91 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                       
92 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Whs. All Systems                          
93 Josh James (Can) Endeavour Cycling                           
94 Simon Saunders (GBr) Surrey Racing League                    
95 Frank Dunne (Irl) Velotec.ie                                 
96 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Biznet Solutions                          
97 Roger Aiken (Irl) Grant Thornton                             
98 Michael Hennessey (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.                
99 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Velotec.ie                        4.13
100 David Peelo (Irl) Murphy Surveys                            
101 Noel Moloney (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                      
102 John Dempsey (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group           5.19
103 Ray Clarke (Irl) Dan Morrissey                              
104 Emmett Murphy (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training              5.41
105 Karl Dolan (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                     7.28
106 Simon Mulvany (Irl) M. Donnelly                             
107 Drew McKinley (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                      
108 Seamus Kelly (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                         
109 Llewellyn Byrne (GBr) JE James RT                           
110 Keith Griffin (Irl) Velotec.ie                              
111 Richard Malone (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                  16.06
112 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training           16.55
113 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey Racing League                       
114 Phil Maher (Irl) Velotec.ie                            22.07
115 Isaiah Adams (USA) Endeavour Cycling                   26.30
116 Kevin Lynch (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                        
117 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                        
DNF Brandon Crichton (Can) Symmetrics                           
DNF Brad Fairall (Can) Symmetrics                               
 
Mountains
 
Pluckhimin - Cat. 3
 
1 Ryan Connor (Irl) Grant Thornton                             5 pts
2 Ray Clarke (Irl) Dan Morrissey                               4
3 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                             3
4 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                    2
 
Cross of the Cage - Cat. 3
 
1 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group                5 pts
2 Roger Aiken (Irl) Grant Thornton                             4
3 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                             3
4 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                    2
 
Black Hills #1 - Cat. 3
 
1 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                             5 pts
2 Dan Bowman (USA) TIAA-CREF                                   4
3 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Sparebanken Vest                    3
4 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                          2
 
Black Hills #2 - Cat. 3
 
1 Johannes Sickmüller (Ger) Stevens                            5 pts
2 Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Sparebanken Vest                         4
3 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Grant Thornton                        3
4 Kristian House (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                         2
 
County Rider
 
1 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                    3.28.10
2 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                           
3 Mehall Fitzgerald (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways               0.23
 
Cotter Hoose CI Category 2 
 
1 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                    3.28.10
2 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                   0.23
3 Jason O'Callaghan (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby               1.04
4 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                           
5 Myles Kirby (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                           
6 Eldon Looney (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training                     
 
International Team Stage
 
1 Sparebanken Vest                                      10.24.30
2 Grant Thornton                                            0.23
3 Recycling.co.uk                                               
4 FRF Couriers-Caravello                                    0.46
5 Doncaster Stena Line                                          
6 Stevens                                                       
7 Murphy & Gunn                                                 
8 TIAA-CREF                                                     
9 M.Donnelly S.Kelly                                            
10 Dan Morrissey                                                
11 Surrey Racing League                                         
12 Legia Bazylisek                                          4.01
13 JE James RT                                             12.33
14 Endeavour Cycling                                       30.54
 
County Team Stage
 
1 Earl Of Desmond                                       10.25.16
2 IRC Usher Insuls.                                             
3 MyHome.ie Cycleways                                       0.23
4 Murphy Surveys                                            1.04
5 M. Donnelly                                               1.56
6 Whs. All Systems                                          2.37
7 Dundrum Town Ctr.                                         3.18
8 Murray Ford Develops.                                     4.42
9 Eurocycles Eurobaby                                       4.54
10 Biznet Solutions                                         5.34
11 Velotec.ie                                               8.32
12 Cúchulainn Crystal                                      18.11
13 Nat. Safety & Training                                  22.54
14 E. Loakman Remax                                        23.11
 
Final General classification
 
1 Kristian House (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                  29.16.33 (41.57 km/h)
2 Danny Pate (USA) TIAA-CREF                                    
3 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                   0.12
4 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Grant Thornton                     0.21
5 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                       0.38
6 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group              2.18
7 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                     
8 Wayne Randle (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                   4.47
9 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                 6.51
10 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                         6.52
11 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Sparebanken Vest                7.36
12 Mike Friedman (USA) TIAA-CREF                            7.40
13 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                      8.12
14 Chris Newton (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                       8.57
15 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                       9.27
16 Ryan Connor (Irl) Grant Thornton                             
17 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                10.29
18 Jehudi Schoonacker (Bel) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly          11.07
19 Greg Reian (Can) Stevens                                11.39
20 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                     12.06
21 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello             12.14
22 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                  12.35
23 Joshua Marden (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello              12.46
24 Joe McDonnell (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello              13.31
25 Alex Hagman (USA) Surrey Racing League                  15.20
26 Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Sparebanken Vest                    15.37
27 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                  16.06
28 Lucas Euser (USA) TIAA-CREF                             16.16
29 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.          18.01
30 Ray Clarke (Irl) Dan Morrissey                          18.35
31 Brian Kenneally (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways               19.15
32 Micheal Concannon (Irl) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly           20.13
33 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens                             21.18
34 Mehall Fitzgerald (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways             21.48
35 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                     22.02
36 Bryan Smith (USA) TIAA-CREF                             22.23
37 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                       22.31
38 Cody Stevenson (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello             23.12
39 Dan Bowman (USA) TIAA-CREF                              23.32
40 Fabian Brzezinski (Ger) Stevens                         23.43
41 Florian Schroder (Ger) Stevens                          23.55
42 Johannes Sickmüller (Ger) Stevens                       24.09
43 Gavin Evans (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                  24.17
44 Jeff Sherstobitoff (Can) Symmetrics                          
45 Mick Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                         24.33
46 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                  27.12
47 Tim Barry (Irl) Dan Morrissey                           27.16
48 Bill Moore (Irl) M. Donnelly                            27.34
49 Simon Saunders (GBr) Surrey Racing League               27.35
50 Jaco Ehlers (RSA) Surrey Racing League                  28.47
51 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group           29.20
52 Dieter Droger (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                29.37
53 Przemyslaw Pietrzak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek               30.34
54 Michal Pawlyta (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                         
55 David Peelo (Irl) Murphy Surveys                        30.41
56 John Mason (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                    31.08
57 Daire O'Sullivan (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                 31.13
58 John Lynch (Irl) Murphy Surveys                         31.44
59 Christopher Belsham (GBr) JE James RT                   32.09
60 Craig Sweetman (Irl) M. Donnelly                        32.14
61 Martin O'Loughlin (Irl) Dan Morrissey                   34.39
62 Eoin Whelan (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                     35.15
63 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways            36.40
64 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                   37.01
65 Bryan Keane (Irl) Whs. All Systems                      37.16
66 Daniel Duguid (GBr) Surrey Racing League                37.41
67 Rory Wyley (Irl) Dan Morrissey                          37.51
68 Myles Kirby (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                     38.12
69 Aidan Crowley (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                 38.33
70 Stephen McKenna (Irl) Biznet Solutions                  39.07
71 Mathew Ward (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                     39.10
72 Kurt Bogaerts (Bel) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly               41.38
73 David Lane (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                      41.49
74 Roger Aiken (Irl) Grant Thornton                        42.19
75 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Whs. All Systems                 42.36
76 Gary McNulty (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                    42.41
77 Morgan Fox (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group             43.36
78 John Dempsey (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group           46.58
79 Denis Lynch (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.                 48.58
80 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                 50.49
81 Adrian Crowley (Irl) Velotec.ie                         54.23
82 Karl Dolan (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                     54.34
83 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                    59.24
84 Paul Hanna (Irl) Biznet Solutions                     1.00.13
85 Will Routley (Can) Symmetrics                         1.06.02
86 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Whs. All Systems                   1.06.24
87 Gary Crory (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                    1.07.35
88 Seamus Kelly (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                   1.09.20
89 Michael Hennessey (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.         1.10.25
90 David Sachs (USA) Endeavour Cycling                   1.11.51
91 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey Racing League                 1.12.11
92 Simon Whelan (Irl) Whs. All Systems                   1.12.51
93 Ashley Brown (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                      
94 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                   1.23.01
95 Jason O'Callaghan (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby           1.26.18
96 Peter Hey (GBr) JE James RT                           1.29.00
97 Greg Swinard (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                  1.37.07
98 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Velotec.ie                     1.38.04
99 Frank O'Connor (Irl) M. Donnelly                      1.41.26
100 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal               1.41.29
101 David McLoughlin (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.             1.41.58
102 Josh James (Can) Endeavour Cycling                   1.53.36
103 Eldon Looney (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training            2.00.14
104 Llewellyn Byrne (GBr) JE James RT                    2.00.56
105 Emmett Murphy (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training           2.01.38
106 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training         2.06.20
107 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Biznet Solutions                  2.09.44
108 Keith Griffin (Irl) Velotec.ie                       2.19.02
109 Noel Moloney (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby               2.20.19
110 Frank Dunne (Irl) Velotec.ie                         2.28.05
111 Drew McKinley (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal               2.44.00
112 Simon Mulvany (Irl) M. Donnelly                      2.54.55
113 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                 3.03.46
114 Richard Malone (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                3.22.44
115 Kevin Lynch (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                 4.00.35
116 Phil Maher (Irl) Velotec.ie                          4.06.02
117 Isaiah Adams (USA) Endeavour Cycling                 4.18.29
 
Points classification
 
1 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                     65 pts
2 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                   65
3 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            58
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Ciarán Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                            63 pts
2 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                   56
3 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                    23
4 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                      22
5 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest                     20
6 Martin Prazdnovsky (Svk) Sparebanken Vest                   18
7 Johannes Sickmüller (Ger) Stevens                           16
8 Danny Pate (USA) TIAA-CREF                                  16
9 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                      14
10 Ryan Connor (Irl) Grant Thornton                           13
11 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                        13
12 Robin Sharman (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        11
13 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                11
14 Joe McDonnell (Aus) FRF Couriers-Caravello                 11
15 Greg Reian (Can) Stevens                                   10
16 Wayne Randle (GBr) Doncaster Stena Line                     9
17 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Grant Thornton                       8
18 Tamas Lengyel (Hun) Sparebanken Vest                        7
19 Lucas Euser (USA) TIAA-CREF                                 6
20 Fabian Brzezinski (Ger) Stevens                             6
21 Paul Healion (Irl) Murphy & Gunn/Newlyn Group               5
22 Denis Lynch (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.                     5
23 Kristian House (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                        5
24 Mike Friedman (USA) TIAA-CREF                               5
25 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                         5
 
U23 Rider classification
 
1 Bartlomiej Matysiak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek             29.23.24
2 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Grant Thornton                        2.36
3 Ryan Connor (Irl) Grant Thornton                              
4 Lukasz Modzelewski (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                  3.38
5 Robert Partridge (GBr) Recycling.co.uk                    5.44
6 Micheal Concannon (Irl) M.Donnelly Sean Kelly            13.22
7 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens                              14.27
8 Florian Schroder (Ger) Stevens                           17.04
9 Przemyslaw Pietrzak (Pol) Legia Bazylisek                23.43
10 Paul Hanna (Irl) Biznet Solutions                       53.22
11 Josh James (Can) Endeavour Cycling                    1.46.45
 
CI Category 2 classification
 
1 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                   29.28.39
2 Myles Kirby (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                      26.06
3 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Whs. All Systems                  30.30
4 Gary McNulty (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.                     30.35
5 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                  38.43
6 Adrian Crowley (Irl) Velotec.ie                          42.17
7 Simon Whelan (Irl) Whs. All Systems                    1.00.45
8 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                    1.10.55
9 Jason O'Callaghan (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby            1.14.12
10 Frank O'Connor (Irl) M. Donnelly                      1.29.20
11 David McLoughlin (Irl) Dundrum Town Ctr.              1.29.52
12 Eldon Looney (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training             1.48.08
13 Emmett Murphy (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training            1.49.32
14 Anthony O'Brien (Irl) Nat. Safety & Training          1.54.14
15 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Biznet Solutions                   1.57.38
16 Keith Griffin (Irl) Velotec.ie                        2.06.56
17 Noel Moloney (Irl) Eurocycles Eurobaby                2.08.13
18 Drew McKinley (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                2.31.54
19 Richard Malone (Irl) E. Loakman Remax                 3.10.38
20 Kevin Lynch (Irl) Cúchulainn Crystal                  3.48.29
21 Phil Maher (Irl) Velotec.ie                           3.53.56
 
County Rider classification
 
1 Tommy Evans (Irl) IRC Usher Insuls.                   29.17.11
2 John McCarthy (Irl) Earl Of Desmond                      11.28
3 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Murray Ford Develops.           17.23
4 Brian Kenneally (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                18.37
5 Mehall Fitzgerald (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways              21.10
6 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                        21.53
7 Mick Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                          23.55
8 Bill Moore (Irl) M. Donnelly                             26.56
9 David Peelo (Irl) Murphy Surveys                         30.03
10 John Mason (Irl) MyHome.ie Cycleways                    30.30
 
International Team classification
 
1 Sparebanken Vest                                      88.27.18
2 Recycling.co.uk                                           2.54
3 FRF Couriers-Caravello                                    7.08
4 TIAA-CREF                                                 7.47
5 Grant Thornton                                            8.42
6 Legia Bazylisek                                          26.04
7 Britain Doncaster Stena Line                             30.58
8 Dan Morrissey                                            35.08
9 Murphy & Gunn                                            43.26
10 Stevens                                                 43.48
11 M.Donnelly S.Kelly                                      51.05
12 Surrey Racing League                                    58.11
13 JE James RT                                           2.19.32
14 Endeavour Cycling                                     7.04.03
 
County Team classification
 
1 MyHome.ie Cycleways                                   89.19.43
2 IRC Usher Insuls.                                         1.08
3 Murphy Surveys                                           13.52
4 Earl Of Desmond                                          17.20
5 Cork Murray Ford Develops.                               30.09
6 Whs. All Systems                                       1.05.52
7 Dundrum Town Ctr.                                      1.06.52
8 M. Donnelly                                            1.14.57
9 Biznet Solutions                                       2.53.36
10 Kildare E. Loakman Remax                              3.08.47
11 Dublin Eurocycles Eurobaby                            3.41.58
12 Velotec.ie                                            3.44.23
13 Cúchulainn Crystal                                    4.04.34
14 Nat. Safety & Training                                4.59.03

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