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55th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 20-27, 2007

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Stage 6 - May 25: Buncrana – Derry, 96 km

Another win for Rollin, yellow jersey battle continues

By Shane Stokes

Rollin approached
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Landing his second stage win of the race, Dominique Rollin took the sixth leg of the FBD Insurance Rás in Derry today. The Canadian Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada rider proved best out of a fourteen man breakaway group on the steep uphill finish to the line.

He jumped away from the others with about a kilometre remaining, got a gap and held off Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie), young Irishman Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and the rest. The time gained meant that he moved up a place to fifth overall.

Race leader Tony Martin and closest challengers Paídi O'Brien (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and Jesse Anthony (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) all missed the move but remain to the fore in the general classification, although Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers) does move ahead of Anthony into third place.

He, Rollin, Irish riders Cassidy, Stephen Gallagher (Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC), best county rider Isaac Speirs (Dublin Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group) plus eight others went clear in the first half of the short 96-kilometre stage. Martin's team and several others tried to haul them back but left it too late.

As a result of the time gained, McDonald, Rollin and Cassidy move up to third, fifth and sixth overall and are all within striking distance of Martin heading into tomorrow's penultimate stage.

So too former race leader Jesse Anthony, who dropped a place to fourth today but stays 36 seconds off the yellow jersey. Double Rás winner Chris Newton is 1 minute 2 seconds down in seventh; he'd like to be closer, but knows that the unpredictable nature of the race means that the final victory is still possible.

O'Brien (17 seconds back) and Cassidy (44 seconds) are chief Irish hopes but Gallagher, Kenneally and David McCann (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh) are also in the top ten, lying between 1'15 and 1'35 back.

Dominique Rollin (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada)
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"I think I could perhaps have got second on the stage but an American rider let a gap open around the last corner and I lost a bit of ground," said Cassidy, son of double FBD Rás winner Philip Cassidy. "We are really motivated to ride here in the race. We have three guys in the top ten and everyone is playing off each other. We are really racing well and are in the contention for the win. There are still two stages left so we will keep riding aggressively."

Martin is looking strong but must watch a lot of riders in the final two stages. O'Brien, Cassidy and the others will be hoping that this plays to their advantage, but so too Rollin and Anthony.

The latter said that he is hoping to get back into yellow. "I'm looking forward to the next two days. It looks like they are going to be super-hard races, there is a lot of racing left to go. Everybody is still trying to get up there.

"Today was relatively painless. We had Dom in the big move off the front. It would have been nice to have had one more guy in there. I was third starting the day, the break got a little time but I will still be in the top five. I think it is possible to get right back up there in the next two stages. Things could really blow apart because a lot of guys are hurting while others are riding really strong right now. At the end of the race like this, the levels can go way up or down. Some guys just get totally blown while some guys are just flying."

He led the race up until the end of the fifth stage, which crossed the first category Gap of Mamore near the finish. "Losing yellow then was partly down to the fact that we have such small teams and is hard to control the race," he explained, when asked how he fell back in the general classification. "The end of that stage was really difficult with small roads, a bunch of little climbs - it was hard to navigate without knowing exactly what was coming up. That break just got a little bit too far up the road and in the end, that climb didn't hurt them as much as it hurt us.

"I was also not superstrong at the end, but I definitely gave it my best shot. We are still close...Dom got some time today some now we have two players, so anything can happen."

The race continues tomorrow with a 165 kilometre stage from Derry to Newcastle. A further reshuffling is very possible and so too on Sunday's final leg to Skerries. This has six category three climbs littering the 174 kilometre route, and is likely to play a decisive part in the final outcome.

How it unfolded

133 riders lined out in sunny but chilly conditions for the start of the shortest stage of this year's FBD Insurance Rás, a 96 kilometre race from Buncrana to Derry. Several of the Ireland Subway Eat Fresh team were on borrowed bikes due to the fact that their own machines had been stolen from the team van during the night by thieves.

The stage was flat and expected to be very aggressive, and so it proved. Brian Taafe (Meath M. Donnelly Cycleways) lit the touchpaper when he jumped clear just after the drop of the flag and after he was reeled in, Paídi O'Brien (Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M.Donnelly Sean Kelly), Jason Hegert, Brendan Brooks (Australia FRF Couriers), Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie), Jesse Anthony (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) and Eugene Moriarty (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC) raced clear.

O'Brien and former race leader Jesse Anthony had started the day second and third overall and it was of no surprise that the Germany Thuringer Energie team of yellow jersey Tony Martin closed this move down straight away.

Matthew Ward (Dublin Usher Insulations) and Brian Ahern (Dublin Dundrum Town Centre Orwell Wheelers) were next to try, with Ahern persisting alone. He was joined by Florian Frohn (Germany Thuringer Energie) and Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC) but once again this came to nothing, and so too did a subsequent move by Neil Delahaye (Dublin Usher Insulations).

Jason Hegert and Chris Jory (FRF Couriers NSWIS).
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The next big break was the crucial one. Shortly after the town of Carndonagh nine riders slipped away at around the 28 kilometre point. They were former leader and current king of the mountains Ricardo Van der Velde (Netherlands), Stephen Gallagher (Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly), Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers NSWIS), Ondrej Pavek (Czech Republic Sparta Praha), Michael Johansen (Denmark Vision Bikes), Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie), Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie), Dominique Rollin (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada), Mark Lovatt (Team Sportscover) and Isaac Speirs (Dublin Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group).

With the gap at half a minute, Thomas Bendixen (Denmark Vision Bikes), Dominique Perras (USA Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Nathan Jones (Kildare Newbridge Remax) set off in pursuit. They were joined shortly afterwards by Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC). This quintet finally made the junction an hour after the start, by which time the peloton were a full minute back.

Peter Herzig (Australia FRF Couriers NSWIS) and Conor Murphy (Dublin Usher Insulations) tried to bridge but two against fourteen was a very tough task. With 55 kilometres covered they were 47 seconds back, while the bunch was a full 1 minute 50 seconds in arrears.

They finally gave up some 16 kilometres later, around about the time the leaders reached the 25 kilometre to go marker. The peloton was 1 minute 31 seconds adrift then but a number of teams including the Netherlands, Germany Thuringer Energie and Britain Stena Line Recycling.co.uk combined to try to close the move down.

The gap did fall as the riders raced onto the finishing circuit in Derry, but not fast enough. With one kilometre to go it was over twenty seconds, making it certain that one of those in the break would take the stage. That rider was Dominique Rollin, the Canadian surging clear with approximately a kilometre to go and rounding the corner alone onto the steep finishing straight. He sprinted up to the line and while Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie) closed up on him somewhat, Rollin was not to be denied.

Mark Cassidy came home a further two seconds back to net third ahead of Ricardo Van der Velde, while Stephen Gallagher and Thomas Bendixen landed fifth and sixth. Tomas Hruby (Czech Republic Sparta Praha) was first home of the bunch, placing 15th, some 22 seconds behind.

Meanwhile several other riders, including second-placed Paídi O'Brien plus David McCann and Dermot Nally of the Ireland Subway Eat Fresh team, crashed inside the slippery, technical final kilometre but were given the same time as the main bunch.

Photography

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Results

1 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada      2.12.14 (42.39 km/h)
2 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                        0.01
3 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                           0.03
4 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                        
5 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                      0.04
6 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes                             
7 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn             0.06
8 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover                             
9 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                                
10 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies           0.08
11 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                       
12 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                    
13 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                       0.10
14 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                0.16
15 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha                            0.22
16 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                0.24
17 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                             
18 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            
19 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover                     
20 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                
21 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha                              
22 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes                               
23 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine                  
24 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                  
25 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate                               
26 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                       
27 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                        
28 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                 
29 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
30 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                         
31 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               
32 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn                                 
33 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies                      
34 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 
35 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn              
36 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                    
37 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                         
38 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey                                   
39 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                         
40 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover                           
41 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                               
42 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways               
43 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                              
44 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                       
45 Paul Griffin (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                           
46 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                         
47 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy                          
48 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
49 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                           
50 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                
51 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                  
52 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways               
53 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     
54 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                  
55 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                 
56 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                  
57 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                               
58 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                      
59 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                     
60 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                      
61 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                      
62 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine                
63 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                    
64 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                      
65 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                           
66 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover                           
67 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          
68 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                          
69 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
70 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine                    
71 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover                       
72 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers               
73 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                       
74 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                 
75 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                   
76 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                                    
77 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     
78 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                    
79 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine              
80 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey              
81 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                     
82 Josh Thornton (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               
83 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            
84 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                   
85 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                 
86 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes                                 
87 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 
88 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways              
89 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                     
90 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                   
91 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                       
92 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                 
93 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                     
94 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
95 Benjamin Justesen (Den) Vision Bikes                          
96 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                               
97 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                  
98 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                 
99 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                 
100 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                      
101 David McCann (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                          
102 Dermot Nally (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                          
103 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                    
104 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                            
105 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                              
106 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                 
107 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                            
108 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling               2.04
109 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          3.15
110 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey                                      
111 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond               3.20
112 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                   3.24
113 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond            3.27
114 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby            
115 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                  4.00
116 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey                                
117 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties               4.09
118 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers         6.14
119 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                6.20
120 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                6.30
121 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby       10.48
122 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd           15.03
123 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                    
124 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys               15.15
125 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                  20.53
126 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                   
127 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                      
128 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                     
129 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey                                 25.00
130 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties                       
131 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                  
DNF Stephen Surdival (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers            
DNF David Peelo (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                     
 
County rider
 
1 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn          2.12.20
2 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                 0.02
3 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey               0.18
 
International team
 
1 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly             6.37.13
2 Vision Bikes                                               0.07
3 Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                                0.17
4 Thuringer Energy                                           0.18
5 Netherlands                                                0.20
6 Sparta Praha                                               0.21
7 Team Sportscover                                           0.23
8 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                   0.25
9 RF Couriers NSWIS                                              
10 Kalev Chocolate                                           0.41
11 Stevens-Von-Hacht                                             
12 North England West Pennine                                    
13 Ireland Subway                                                
14 Stena Line/Recycling                                          
15 Surrey                                                    3.32
 
County team
 
1 Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                             6.37.36
2 Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                                       0.02
3 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                                    0.10
4 Dublin Usher Insulations                                   0.18
5 Tipperary Dan Morrissey                                        
6 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                                     
7 Kerry Earl Of Desmond                                      3.14
8 Waterford Comeragh CC                                      3.54
9 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                                 6.08
10 Down Mar Properties                                       7.03
11 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                                   14.57
12 Kildare Murphy Surveys                                   20.53
 
General classification after stage 6
 
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                     19.49.58
2 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                          0.17
3 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                    0.24
4 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada            0.36
5 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada         0.40
6 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                           0.44
7 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                  1.02
8 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                      1.15
9 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                 1.22
10 David McCann (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                       1.35
11 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                    1.43
12 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                     1.44
13 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
14 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
15 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                             1.52
16 Paul Griffin (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                           
17 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies                      
18 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                 2.09
19 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                  2.44
20 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies            2.45
21 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy                      2.52
22 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada            2.56
23 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                             
24 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                  3.31
25 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn                             3.45
26 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                       4.23
27 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                     4.38
28 Josh Thornton (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada          10.31
29 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                      12.31
30 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht              13.07
31 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies          13.21
32 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes                       13.59
33 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha                         15.45
34 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                          16.25
35 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations             16.31
36 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                          16.45
37 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                           
38 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          
39 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                    16.49
40 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                          17.01
41 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn             17.25
42 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers             18.39
43 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                  18.49
44 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd            19.33
45 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling               20.10
46 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                         20.17
47 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                  21.24
48 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover                      22.03
49 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            
50 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover                22.36
51 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate                               
52 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        22.41
53 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               22.51
54 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                    
55 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                    23.30
56 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                          23.39
57 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes                          27.20
58 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                 27.26
59 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC            27.38
60 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha                           27.48
61 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover                      28.28
62 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                  30.39
63 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations            35.25
64 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                35.41
65 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn           35.47
66 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover                       36.22
67 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                  36.40
68 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
69 Benjamin Justesen (Den) Vision Bikes                     36.59
70 Dermot Nally (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                      37.17
71 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey               37.50
72 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                      38.27
73 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover                  38.34
74 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                     
75 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                  38.37
76 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey              
77 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                          38.38
78 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                38.39
79 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes                            38.54
80 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                  39.55
81 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey                                  40.41
82 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations              40.56
83 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            42.42
84 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond               43.09
85 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                     43.52
86 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey             45.06
87 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          46.29
88 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax               46.38
89 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                46.42
90 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                               47.16
91 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                47.47
92 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                49.05
93 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                 
94 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine             50.07
95 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev            51.32
96 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            53.02
97 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn         55.04
98 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          57.17
99 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond             58.08
100 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey                           59.12
101 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey            59.24
102 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys             1.02.27
103 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties            1.04.24
104 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax           1.15.16
105 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC              1.17.39
106 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers       1.19.33
107 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine        1.19.40
108 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey                           1.24.58
109 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine      1.27.39
110 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways         1.36.47
111 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd         1.50.52
112 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways      1.54.24
113 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC               1.55.40
114 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby     1.59.32
115 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys             2.01.59
116 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey                               2.11.53
117 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                2.17.30
118 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways       2.19.23
119 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys             2.22.17
120 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond         2.23.20
121 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine            2.32.53
122 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC              2.35.05
123 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd            2.36.22
124 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax           2.38.36
125 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers      2.39.02
126 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties            2.43.39
127 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby     3.05.35
128 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers           3.08.55
129 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                3.10.04
130 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC               3.16.48
131 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties                3.25.48
 
Points classification
 
1 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada           68 pts
2 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                            42
3 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                39
4 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             36
5 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                      31
6 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            30
7 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                           30
8 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                        30
9 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                          30
10 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                     29
11 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            26
12 Paul Griffin (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                         25
13 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies                    21
14 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes                             19
15 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                     18
16 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                       17
17 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada             15
18 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                   14
19 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha                              14
20 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                             13
21 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                       11
22 David McCann (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                         10
23 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                           10
24 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes                          10
25 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                               10
26 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                   9
27 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn               9
28 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn                                8
29 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                          8
30 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        8
31 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover                           8
32 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                       7
33 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                    7
34 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                              7
35 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies              6
36 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                              5
37 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover                    5
38 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy                         4
39 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                              4
40 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        3
41 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies               3
42 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                          3
43 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 3
44 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        2
45 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             2
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                      76 pts
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada              40
3 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                            24
4 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                             19
5 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        16
6 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                        16
7 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                      15
8 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                       15
9 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                    7
10 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                          6
11 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                              5
12 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                    5
13 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada           4
14 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                     4
15 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                              4
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                           3
17 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             3
18 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        3
19 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies               3
20 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                   3
21 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                              3
22 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                   3
23 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                      2
24 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                2
25 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                    2
26 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                        1
27 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        1
 
Under 23 rider classification
 
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                     19.49.58
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada            0.36
3 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                           0.44
4 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                     1.43
5 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                      1.44
6 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                          
7 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                              1.52
8 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy                       2.52
9 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                          2.56
10 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                     4.38
11 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                      12.31
12 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha                         15.45
13 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                      16.45
14 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                    16.49
15 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                  18.49
16 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                         20.17
17 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate                       22.03
18 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          22.36
19 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                          23.39
20 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                 27.26
21 Tom Diggle (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                  30.39
22 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations            35.25
23 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn           35.47
24 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                  36.40
25 Simon Holt (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                  38.37
26 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            42.42
27 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                     43.52
28 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                               47.16
29 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            53.02
30 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          57.17
31 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties             1.04.24
 
County rider classification
 
1 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC             19.51.20
2 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                   1.22
3 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                   2.09
4 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations              15.09
5 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn              16.03
6 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers              17.17
7 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd             18.11
8 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                21.29
9 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC             26.16
10 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations            34.03
 
International team classification
 
1 Thuringer Energy                                       59.31.36
2 Netherlands                                                0.01
3 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly                0.14
4 FRF Couriers NSWIS                                         2.10
5 Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                                2.34
6 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                   4.48
7 Stevens-Von-Hacht                                         29.18
8 Kalev Chocolate                                           34.40
9 Ireland Subway                                            39.02
10 Stena Line / Recycling                                   42.41
11 Vision Bikes                                             43.24
12 Sparta Praha                                             47.13
13 Team Sportscover                                       1.09.08
14 Surrey                                                 2.13.26
15 North England West Pennine                             2.38.23
 
County team classification
 
1 Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                                   60.14.34
2 Tipperary Dan Morrissey                                   26.52
3 Dublin Usher Insulations                                  33.44
4 Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                               47.06
5 Kerry Earl Of Desmond                                   1.34.53
6 Kildare Murphy Surveys                                  1.44.21
7 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                                  2.14.50
8 Waterford Comeragh CC                                   2.15.06
9 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                              2.17.01
10 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                             2.46.53
11 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                                3.00.40
12 Down Mar Properties                                    4.56.58