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55th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 20-27, 2007

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Stage 2 - May 21: Templemore – Loughrea, 147 Kms

Victory for Kenneally as Van Der Velde nabs yellow

By Shane Stokes

Brian Kenneally crosses the finish line
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Five years before Ricardo Van der Velde was born, his father Johan was making headlines. He finished third in the 1982 Tour de France, having previously placed 14th, 12th, 12th , and won the white jersey for best young rider in the race.

Fast-forward 25 years and his son is continuing in the family tradition. After two days of the FBD Insurance Rás he is currently top of the leaderboard and the 20 year-old also heads the best young rider classification.

He and his brother Alain are competing with a Dutch national under 23 team in the race and have been riding strong thus far in the 2.2 ranked event.

"I had the opportunity to get the yellow but I was actually thinking more of the mountains jersey," said Ricardo after Stage 2, a 147 kilometre race from Templemore to Loughrea. "I attacked for that and later on a group came up to us. We were working very hard, doing 50 to 55 kilometres per hour, and managed to stay away from the peloton. It is great to have the lead."

Van der Velde is only riding his second ever stage race and so he said he will pay things by ear. "If I have the lead after stage five, maybe it is possible to win," he stated.

Equally happy at the finish was Irishman Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC), victorious some seven years after he won his first stage in the race. Back then he was tipped for a pro career but the pieces never really fell into place. He spent some time away from the sport, gradually got back into top shape and earlier this year dominated the Irish domestic scene.

The 32 year-old was targeting a strong ride in the Rás and bounced back from a bad crash in last month’s Shay Elliott Memorial to realise that goal today, jumping clear from a 13 man breakaway to finish two seconds clear of his fellow escapees.

Murphy & Gunn Newlyn Group rider Derek Burke
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"I felt a bit blocked early on but then felt much stronger later in the stage," he said. "I did two attacks – one to bridge up to the break, and then one to win the stage. A Dutch rider attacked near the end, I got onto his wheel and when he saw me there he just pulled over. As soon as I saw that, I went and was 100 percent committed."

Tony Martin (Germany Thuringer Energy) placed second on the stage, with Paul Griffin (Ireland Subway) and Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) making it three Irish in the top ten when they took sixth and eighth respectively.

Overnight leader Mart Ojavee finished back in the main bunch, losing over a minute and conceding the yellow jersey to the promising Van der Velde.

The latter had started the day second overall thanks to the time bonuses gained in three of Sunday’s hot spot sprints, and is now three seconds clear of Jesse Anthony (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) in the general classification. Kenneally is third overall, five seconds back.

"A stage was the goal in the race," said the Irishman. "I would love to stay up on the overall but in the Rás, it is easy to miss a move. We will see."

The crucial break started approximately 50 kilometres from the finish and by the end of the stage, all but 12 riders finished a minute or more back. Amongst those to concede time are former race winners David McCann (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh) and Chris Newton (Stena Line Recycling.co.uk).

The Irish national team is now likely to concentrate its efforts on the in-form Griffin, now seven seconds off yellow, while compatriots Kenneally and Cassidy are third and seventh overall and also in the hunt. The eight-day race continues tomorrow with a mainly flat 171 kilometre leg to Sligo.

How it unfolded

Chris Newton (Stena Line/Recycling)
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Under mainly cloudless skies, 143 riders lined out in Templemore for the 147 kilometres second stage of the FBD Insurance Rás. The day was a hillier one than the opening leg of the race, with three climbs - Curreeney Cross (category 2 KOM), Lecarrow (category 3 KOM) and Killanena (category 3 KOM) featuring en route to the finish in Loughrea.

Following the drop of the flag, things got off to an aggressive start with constant attacks being fired off in the opening kilometres. Mountains leader Jesse Anthony (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) experienced bike problems early on, but was able to regain his place in the bunch despite the high speeds.

Alo Jakin (Estonia Kalev Chocolate) and Robin Kelly (Waterford Comeragh CC) were the first riders to succeed in opening a decent gap, attacking about 20 minutes into the stage and building a maximum advantage of 1.05 before being reeled in. A 30 man group then went clear on the approach to the Curreeney Cross climb but these were also hauled back before the start of the 6.7 kilometre ascent.

Pushed along by a strong tailwind, which saw them cover 44 kilometres in the first hour, the peloton stayed largely together until the top, where mountains leader Jesse Anthony (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) out sprinted closest rival Ricardo Van der Velde (Netherlands) and extended his advantage by two points. Patrick Gretsch (Germany Thuringer Energy) was third.

After the descent, Glenn Bak (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) went clear and opened up an 18 second lead over the peloton. He was caught and then Ryan Roth (USA Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Nathan Jones (Kildare Newbridge Remax) countered.

Stage winner Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie BDBC)
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These were joined by Simon Kelly (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and Scott McDonald (Meath MyHome.ie/ BDBC) before being reeled in, with a subsequent move by Brendan Brooks (Australia FRF Couriers NSW IS) and Mads Bugge (Denmark Vision Bikes) also proving unsuccessful.

Stephen Gallagher (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and double Rás champion Chris Newton (Britain Stena Line/Recycling.co.uk) were next to try, opening up a 27 second lead over the peloton. They were away for several kilometres, resisting a chase by Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers NSW IS), Dominique Perras (USA Kelly Benefit Strategies) and René Birkenfeld (Germany Stevens Von Hacht) before eventually succumbing to the pace of the main bunch.

Around about the 95 kilometre point, three riders went clear and hit the start of the Lecarrow second category climb with a decent lead. René Birkenfeld (Germany Stevens Von Hacht), Ricardo Van der Velde (Netherlands) and Justin Spinelli (USA Kelly Benefit Strategies) opened up a 12 second gap and crested the summit in that order, while mountains jersey leader Jesse Anthony (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) set off in pursuit. He was unable to bridge across before the prime line, but picked up fourth place and took two points, thus limiting the inroads closest rival Van der Velde made into his lead.

Back in the bunch, Peter Herzig (Australia FRF Couriers NSW IS) crashed. He remounted and was helped back to the peloton by teammates Brendan Brooks and Chris Jory. Meanwhile Anthony had successfully got across to the three leaders and these four were then joined by nine chasers at the 105 kilometre point.

That made it 13 up front, namely Paul Griffin (Ireland Subway), Van der Velde, Yvo Kusters and Dennis Kreder (all Netherlands), Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers NSW IS), Benjamin Justesen (Denmark Vision Bikes), Dominique Rollin (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada), Anthony, Spinelli, Birkenfeld, Ryan Roth (US Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC).

Tony Martin
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The gap at this stage was 24 seconds but Tony Martin (Germany Thuringer Energy) was determined to get across, even if it meant doing it alone. He jumped away from the main bunch and rode strongly on the final climb of the day, the third category Killanena, bridging the gap. At the front of the group, Anthony won the prime from Birkenfeld, Van der Velde and McDonald and thus increased his lead once more.

With about 26 kilometres remaining, Justesen’s legs gave out and he dropped back, reducing the lead group's number back to thirteen. The gap was hovering around 37 seconds but despite a hard chase behind, the peloton was unable to make any significant inroads into the break. With 20 kilometres to go it was 32 seconds; 10 kilometres later it was up to 53 seconds and it was looking almost certain that the winner would come from the group.

Realising this, Kenneally was determined to give it a shot. After one of the Dutch riders tried unsuccessfully to get clear, he attacked hard inside the final two kilometres and opened a decisive lead. He put his head down and gave it everything to fend off the chase and hit the line two seconds clear, repeating his stage win of seven years ago.

Tony Martin took second, while Ryan Roth netted third and Griffin was next best of the Irish in sixth. Van der Velde crossed the line in tenth but with overnight leader Mart Ojavee finishing 1.06 back in 31st place, the 20 year-old Dutch rider took over at the top of the general classification. He also retained his lead in the best under 23 classification, while Anthony and Dominque Rollin ended the day as leaders of the mountains and points competitions.

Photography

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Results

1 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                       3.22.21 (41.92 km/h)
2 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                  0.02
3 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
5 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
6 Paul Griffin (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
7 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
8 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
9 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
10 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
11 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
12 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                  0.12
13 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     0.55
14 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                          0.39
15 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha
16 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M.Donnelly-Sean Kelly 1.06
17 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes
18 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover
19 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes
20 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
21 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha
22 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover
23 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy
24 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
25 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
26 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
27 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
28 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine
29 David McCann (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
30 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
31 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate
32 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
33 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
34 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy
35 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
36 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes
37 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy
38 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
39 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
40 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
41 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
42 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
43 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
44 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
45 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
46 Llewellyn Byrne (Irl) North England West Pennine
47 Kieran Downey (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
48 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
49 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
50 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey
51 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
52 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate
53 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy
54 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
55 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
56 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
57 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
58 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
59 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
60 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover
61 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
62 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
63 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
64 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
65 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
66 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha
67 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha
68 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
69 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
70 Josh Thornton (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
71 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
72 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey
73 Dermot Nally (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
74 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
75 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
76 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate
77 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
78 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
79 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover
80 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha
81 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
82 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine
83 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
84 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate
85 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
86 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
87 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate
88 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
89 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes
90 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
91 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover
92 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
93 David Peelo (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
94 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
95 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
96 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
97 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey
98 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
99 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
100 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
101 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                        0.39
102 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                          1.39
103 Benjamin Justesen (Den) Vision Bikes                              9.39
104 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine                   14.39
105 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                      15.34
106 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby
107 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
108 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
109 Michael Storan (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax
110 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties
111 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
112 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
113 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                          25.11
114 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey                                          25.14
115 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
116 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
117 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                         30.47
118 Noel Moloney (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby
119 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                        30.58
120 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
121 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax
122 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
123 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
124 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
125 Stephen Surdival (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
126 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey
127 David Mulholland (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                    39.03
128 Myles McCorry (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
129 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                       40.46
130 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
131 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                 47.51
132 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine
133 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties
134 Cian Hogan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
135 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby
136 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
137 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties
138 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties
139 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
140 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
141 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax
142 John Neill (Irl) Down Mar Properties
DNF Richard Malone (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax

Mountains
 
KOM Cat  2: Curreeney Cross
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                       10 pts
2 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23              8
3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                 6
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                     4
5 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                             3
6 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                    1
 
KOM Cat  3: Lecarrow
1 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                5 pts
2 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23              4
3 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                         3
4 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                        2
 
KOM Cat  3: Killanena
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                        5 pts
2 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                4
3 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23              3
4 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                                2
 
County Rider 
 
1 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                       3.22.21
2 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                            1.06
3 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
 
International Team Stage
 
1 Netherlands National Team U23                                   10.07.19
2 Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                                         0.54
3 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                            1.47
4 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly.                        1.58
5 Thuringer Energy
6 Stevens-Von Hacht
7 Ireland/Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
8 FRF Couriers Nswis
9 Stena Line / Recycling                                              3.00
10 Vision Bikes                                                       3.02
11 Team Sportscover
12 Sparta Praha
13 North England West Pennine
14 Kalev Chocolate
15 Surrey
 
County Team 
 
1 Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                                            10.09.15
2 Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                                         1.06
3 Tipperary Dan Morrissey
4 Dublin Usher Insulations
5 Armagh Big Picture Dev
6 Kildare Murphy Surveys
7 Kerry Earl Of Desmond
8 Waterford Comeragh CC                                              25.11
9 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                                         25.14
10 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                                            30.58
11 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                                        45.26
12 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                                           45.28
13 Dublin Eurocycles - Eurobaby                                    1.32.00
14 Down Mar Properties                                             1.49.04
 
General Classification
 
1 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23        7.15.00
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                     0.03
3 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                          0.05
4 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                  0.07
5 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
6 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
7 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
8 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
9 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy
10 Paul Griffin (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
11 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
12 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                  0.17
13 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     1.00
14 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                                  1.01
15 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly    1.05
16 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                                    1.07
17 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                          1.09
18 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha
19 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                                1.10
20 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
21 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                   1.11
22 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
23 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
24 David McCann (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
25 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy
26 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
27 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
28 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
29 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes
30 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
31 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
32 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover
33 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
34 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
35 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
36 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
37 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
38 Llewellyn Byrne (Irl) North England West Pennine
39 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes
40 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
41 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover
42 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate
43 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies
44 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
45 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
46 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
47 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha
48 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
49 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover
50 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
51 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
52 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
53 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha
54 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey
55 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
56 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
57 Josh Thornton (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada
58 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
59 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
60 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy
61 Kieran Downey (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
62 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate
63 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
64 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
65 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
66 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
67 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
68 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate
69 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
70 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy
71 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
72 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
73 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
74 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
75 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine
76 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes
77 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
78 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha
79 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
80 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey
81 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
82 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
83 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
84 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
85 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
86 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
87 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover
88 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond
89 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
90 Dermot Nally (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
91 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
92 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey
93 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
94 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover
95 David Peelo (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
96 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies
97 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                         1.13
98 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                           1.43
99 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                           1.47
100 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                             1.50
101 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh                      4.27
102 Benjamin Justesen (Den) Vision Bikes                             10.10
103 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 15.39
104 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties
105 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby
106 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
107 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
108 Michael Storan (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax
109 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
110 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
111 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine                     15.45
112 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine                   16.11
113 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                    25.19
114 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey
115 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
116 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                         30.52
117 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey                                      31.03
118 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
119 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
120 Stephen Surdival (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
121 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd
122 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                        34.40
123 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                      35.05
124 David Mulholland (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                    39.08
125 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                       40.51
126 Cian Hogan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                           47.56
127 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                          48.09
128 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                    51.12
129 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                 53.00
130 Noel Moloney (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby                   53.45
131 Myles McCorry (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                       53.50
132 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                      53.56
133 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                  56.56
134 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                         1.04.01
135 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine                     1.10.49
136 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
137 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby
138 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties
139 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties
140 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax
141 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties
142 John Neill (Irl) Down Mar Properties
 
Points classification
 
1 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                    24 pts
2 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                               18
3 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                       17
4 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                            15
5 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                                     15
6 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly        14
7 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                    14
8 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly       14
9 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies                              13
10 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                                      13
11 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh                          11
12 Paul Griffin (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh                          10
13 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                               9
14 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                   9
15 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                 8
16 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23             6
17 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                       5
18 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                      5
19 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                     4
20 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                   4
21 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                        3
22 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23               3
23 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                             2
24 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                                 2
25 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                            1
26 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                                       1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                       27 pts
2 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23             23
3 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                9
4 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                                    6
5 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                 6
6 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                     4
7 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                                        4
8 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                         3
9 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly          3
10 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                            3
11 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                               2
12 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht                                   1
13 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                                 1
  
U23 classification 
 
1 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23        7.15.00
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                     0.03
3 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                     0.07
4 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
5 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy
6 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23                   0.17
7 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                                    1.11
8 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
9 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy
10 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
11 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
12 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands National Team U23
13 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
14 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate
15 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
16 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha
17 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey
18 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy
19 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
20 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate
21 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy
22 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS
23 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
24 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
25 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
26 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von Hacht
27 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling
28 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                           1.47
29 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Ireland Subway Eat Fresh                       4.27
30 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                        15.39
31 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
32 David Mulholland (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                     39.08
 
County Rider classification
 
1 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                       7.15.05
2 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                        0.01
3 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
4 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
5 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
6 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys
7 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways
8 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
9 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
10 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC
 
CI Category 2 
 
1 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                     7.16.11
2 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
3 Kieran Downey (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
4 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations
5 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC
6 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev
7 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby                  14.28
8 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn
9 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers
10 Stephen Surdival (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                 29.52
11 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                         33.29
12 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                        39.40
13 Cian Hogan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                            46.45
14 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                  51.49
15 Noel Moloney (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby                    52.34
16 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                       52.45
17 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                          1.02.50
18 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby               1.09.38
19 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties
20 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties

International Team classification
 
1 Netherlands National Team U23                                   21.45.31
2 Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                                         0.54
3 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                            1.47
4 FRF Couriers Nswis                                                  1.58
5 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly
6 Thuringer Energy
7 Stevens-Von Hacht
8 Ireland/ Ireland Subway Eat Fresh
9 Stena Line / Recycling                                              3.00
10 Sparta Praha                                                       3.02
11 Kalev Chocolate
12 Vision Bikes
13 Team Sportscover
14 Surrey
15 North England West Pennine                                         3.34

County team classification

1 Meath Myhome.ie/BDBC                                            21.47.27
2 Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                                         1.06
3 Tipperary Dan Morrissey
4 Dublin Usher Insulations
5 Kerry Earl Of Desmond
6 Armagh Big Picture Dev
7 Kildare Murphy Surveys
8 Waterford Comeragh CC                                              25.11
9 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                                         25.14
10 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                                            30.58
11 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                                        45.26
12 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                                           49.30
13 Dublin Eurocycles - Eurobaby                                    2.17.46
14 Down Mar Properties                                             2.34.50