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55th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 20-27, 2007

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Stage 7 - May 26: Derry – Newcastle, 165 km

Third stage win for Rollin

Martin continues to hold lead

By Shane Stokes in Newcastle

Dominique Rollin takes Rás victory number three
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With just over a minute and a half separating the top ten riders in the general classification and five of those contenders 44 seconds or less away from the yellow jersey of Tony Martin, the riders concerned will have hoped for some splits in the field at the end of today’s seventh stage of the FBD Insurance Rás.

However, despite repeated attacks along the 165 kilometre route from Derry to Newcastle, a bunch of 88 riders fought it out for the victory in the northern town. The verdict went to Canadian national champion Dominique Rollin, who hit the line well clear of Mart Ojavee (Estonia Kalev Chocolate) and Ondrej Pavek (Czech Republic Sparta Praha).

The win marked the third victory of the week for the Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada rider, who triumphed just over 24 hours earlier in Derry and also topped the podium on stage three in Sligo. He was also second on day four into Dungloe, and just needs to finish the final stage to hold onto his green points jersey.

"My team helped me a bit in the run-up to the sprint," he said. "We were disrupted a bit by a roundabout and so I just sat on the wheel of the [Estonia Kalev] Chocolate team, then jumped with 200 metres to go.

"This is my third win of the race. I missed one the other day by half a wheel but things have been going well."

Race leader Martin (Germany Thuringer Energie) placed 12th in the gallop, conceding no time to his rivals and thus preserving his 17 second lead over Irish rider Paídi O'Brien (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly). Peter McDonald (Australia FRF Couriers NSWIS) remains 24 seconds down while Jesse Anthony and team-mate Dominique Rollin (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) are 36 and 40 seconds back respectively.

Mart Ojavee (Kalev Chocolate)
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Another Irish rider, Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) is next overall in sixth place.

The 165 kilometre stage was marked by constant attacks as riders aimed for the stage win or to improve their position in the general classification. Local rider Roger Aiken (Armagh Big Picture Developments) was perhaps the most aggressive of all but his efforts plus that of the various other attackers such as Stephen Gallagher (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and David McCann (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh) were ultimately unsuccessful.

In contrast to the big breaks of earlier in the week, the attempts to get time only led to brief stints off the front of the bunch and, coming towards the finish in Newcastle, it became clear that a bunch gallop was the most likely outcome.

Young Dutchman Ricardo Van der Velde launched a dangerous attack at the top of the day’s final climb, going clear with ten kilometres remaining and holding off the bunch for several minutes. He was caught but has the considerable consolation of an almost certain victory in the King of the Mountains classification. He was first and third on the day’s two climbs and it is now mathematically impossible for closest challenger Jesse Anthony (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) to catch him.

Current Irish U23 road race champion
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"I had very good legs today and was trying to win the stage," said Van der Velde, son of former Tour de France podium-getter Johan Van der Velde. "I attacked going over the top of the last climb and was clear for two or three kilometres by myself. But I never made it because it was downhill from there and the peloton is always quicker than one rider."

Aidan Crowley (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC) was ninth on the stage, finishing as best county rider and also best Irishman on the stage.

"I said to myself with 50 miles to go that I could win the stage," he said. "The top riders really wanted to keep the bunch together; the Canadians really wanted to keep it together for Dominique [Rollin], the Estonians and the Czechs wanted to keep it together for their sprinters, and that is the way it panned out.

"It got very dangerous in the last five kilometres when we went from a bunch down to twenty riders at the front and then at the last corner, there were basically ten of us in a line turning. It was very risky. I went for the win but unfortunately these guys are very quick."

Like Van der Velde, Rollin is also certain to carry off a major prize tomorrow, barring accident. He fortified his points jersey lead by winning the bunch sprint to the line. However with he and Jesse Anthony in fourth and fifth overall, they are after a bigger prize, and were disappointed that the peloton finished together in Newcastle.

Leader of the mountains classification
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"The problem today is that all the GC guys were watching each other so it gave an easy ride to the yellow jersey," he stated. "The GC guys were bringing everything back. The leader’s team really had nothing to do, just sit there and wait.

"Tomorrow will be as aggressive as today, we will try to get the jersey back. The riders are still separated by a handful of seconds so we think we can make it back. The finishing circuit is supposed to be hard so that will help."

Crowley agrees, saying that the race is not over yet. "Everything is to play for. The circuit tomorrow around Skerries is actually very, very hard. Three times up the Black Hills will make a difference. I remember last year 150 of us hit the Black Hills together and we thought ‘ah, it is only ten miles to the finish.’ But at the line, there were only twenty riders in the front group in the first group, twenty in the second group and twenty in the third group. Those hills disintegrated the bunch.

"I don’t think you will see all the top guys together at the end. I think you will see Paídi O’Brien and one or two others really go for it. I fancy him to do something and I wouldn’t say it is all over yet."

The FBD Insurance Rás concludes tomorrow with a 174 kilometre stage from Newcastle to Skerries. Six categorised climbs litter the route and with a tough finishing circuit ending the race, it is indeed possible that the final outcome will go right down to the closing kilometres.

How it unfolded

Former double winner
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One hundred and thirty riders lined out in mainly overcast conditions for the penultimate stage of the FBD Insurance Rás, a 165 kilometre race from Derry to Newcastle in County Down. Benjamin Justesen (Demark Vision Bikes) was the only non-starter.

The early part of the stage saw several short-lived attacks. The first such move was by Martyn Irvine (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh), Markku Ainsalu (Estonia Kalev Chocolate) and Sean Lacey (Dublin Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group), with Mark Cassidy (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group) joining up just before the peloton reeled it in.

Andrei Mustonen (Estonia Kalev Chocolate) was next to try, then Peter Herzig (Australia FRF Couriers NSWIS) set out alone. Both of these moves were hauled back.

After approximately 22 kilometres of racing a crash brought down a large group of riders. Most remounted and set off in pursuit of the bunch, but Josh Thornton (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) ended up instead in the race ambulance. He pulled out of the FBD Rás but thankfully was reported by race personnel as not being too seriously hurt.

Former yellow jersey Jesse Anthony (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) beat KOM leader Ricardo Van der Velde (Netherlands) at the top of the third category Glenshane Pass (39.2 km), one of two such climbs on today’s stage. Jason Hegert (Australia FRF Couriers) and Ondrej Pavek (Czech Republic Sparta Praha) were third and fourth.

U23 classification leader
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Anthony had previously led the competition and was Van der Velde’s closest rival. At this point seven category three climbs remained in the 2007 FBD Insurance Rás; when the results of Glenshane Pass were factored into the total, Anthony was 35 points behind with 35 remaining. Barring accident, it meant that Van der Velde was in a position to seal his success on the final climb later in the stage.

After one hour of racing the field had covered a brisk 45.5 kilometres. Things stayed together until just after Moneymore (63.4 km), when Mark Walters (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) opened a slight – but short-lived – gap. Approximately ten kilometres later Yvo Kusters (Netherlands) and Stephen Gallagher (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) went clear and were joined soon afterwards by Jesse Anthony. They too were brought back.

The high pace continued to and beyond the end of the second hour, by which time the field had covered 91 kilometres. David McCann (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh) and Stephen Gallagher got a gap around this point and were joined shortly afterwards by Alo Jakin (Estonia Kalev Chocolate), Nico Graf (Germany Thuringer Energie) and Roger Aiken (Armagh Big Picture Developments).

Dominique Rollin (Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada)
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This move came to an end after approximately ten minutes. Shortly afterwards Tom Diggle (Britain Stena Line Recycling.co.uk) crashed out of the race when he hit a civilian car. He was fortunately reported as not being too badly hurt.

Although no move had yet stuck, riders were determined to try to break the elastic. Ondrej Pavek (Czech Republic Sparta Praha), Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie), Mark Lovatt (Team Sportscover), Roger Aiken and Conor Murphy (Dublin Usher Insulations) went away approximately 55 kilometres from the end of the stage.

They built a lead of 17 seconds, prompting Dermot Nally (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh), Alain Van der Velde (Netherlands), Andrei Mustonen (Estonia Kalev Chocolate), Ryan Roth (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) and Derek Burke (Dublin Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group) to chase. Others also tried the same and the net result was a split in the main field, with several distinct groups forming before an eventual regrouping.

Aiken is from the area and was determined to show well. He went away with Mark Walters (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada), was brought back and then went again after a solo move by Mads Bugge (Denmark Vision Bikes) came to nothing. With approximately 30 kilometres remaining he tried yet again, tearing through Banbridge at the head of the race and building a 21 second lead.

The full podium:
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Dermot Nally (Ireland Subway Eat Fresh) went after Aiken and spent a couple of kilometres chasing before being joined by Dennis Kreder (Netherlands). With about 25 kilometres to go Brian Kenneally (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC) went after the front three, who all joined up.

Alo Jakin (Estonia Kalev Chocolate) had a similar plan but was unable to bridge. Mark Cassidy and Chris Newton (Britain Recycling.co.uk) then attacked and got across to the four leaders but despite the extra firepower, this group was brought back.

The Weapon of Mass Domination:
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David McCann, Glenn Bak (Ireland Murphy and Gunn/Newlyn Group/M. Donnelly Sean Kelly) and Ben Raby (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) attacked on the third category climb of Devils Elbow, which topped out 9.9 km from the finish. The bunch was quickly onto the move, but Raby was nonetheless first to the top, ahead of Marcel Barth (Germany Thuringer Energie) and Van der Velde, who won the mountains competition with his third place on the hill.

Motivated perhaps by this, he kicked hard going over the top and stayed clear for two or three kilometres. However he was reeled in, as was subsequent attacker René Birkenfeld (Germany Stevens Von Hacht). From there to the line things stayed mainly together, and the ensuing bunch sprint saw yesterday’s stage winner Dominique Rollin (US Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada) once again hit the line first.

The Estonia Kalev Chocolate team had done most of the driving on the run in towards the finish but had to be satisfied with Mart Ojavee’s second place. Ondrej Pavek (Czech Republic Sparta Praha) netted third, while Aidan Crowley (Meath MyHome.ie/BDBC) was best Irishman and top county rider in ninth.

Race leader Tony Martin crossed the line in twelfth and with all his major challengers also finishing in the same time, it ensures that the general classification remains the same heading into tomorrow’s final stage.

Photography

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Results

1 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada      3.38.53 (42.84 km/h)
2 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                              
3 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                                
4 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            
5 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                          
6 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                              
7 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha                                 
8 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                        
9 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                       
10 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               
11 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine                  
12 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            
13 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            
14 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn                                 
15 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             
16 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                    
17 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                               
18 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate                               
19 David McCann (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                           
20 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                 
21 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                       
22 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 
23 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                  
24 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine                
25 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies               
26 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                         
27 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     
28 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes                               
29 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                       
30 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                              
31 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                 
32 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                
33 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                        
34 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                           
35 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
36 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha                              
37 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                         
38 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover                           
39 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                      
40 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                               
41 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                      
42 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                    
43 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                                    
44 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                
45 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                    
46 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                    
47 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         
48 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                     
49 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                          
50 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
51 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                  
52 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                         
53 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          
54 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine                    
55 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                     
56 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes                            
57 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                              
58 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                   
59 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                         
60 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                    
61 Paul Griffin (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                           
62 Ryan Roth (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies                      
63 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                     
64 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                 
65 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                           
66 Florian Frohn (Ger) Thuringer Energy                          
67 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                  
68 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
69 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                       
70 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                
71 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                     
72 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers               
73 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                   
74 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover                           
75 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover                       
76 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                 
77 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes                                 
78 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey              
79 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                    
80 Dermot Nally (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                           
81 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                 
82 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways               
83 Rory Wyley (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                      
84 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover                            
85 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                  
86 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                 
87 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                  
88 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                     
89 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways             0.35
90 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                           0.43
91 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey                                   0.49
92 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                0.51
93 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          1.01
94 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover                 1.48
95 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                     
96 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways           2.05
97 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                       2.37
98 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                 2.40
99 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                 
100 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                    
101 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine         3.03
102 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers             10.00
103 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties              12.04
104 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys               12.08
105 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax             12.12
106 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                         12.30
107 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn        21.58
108 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond           30.57
109 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                 33.20
110 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey                 
111 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby            
112 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                      
113 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways              
114 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby            
115 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey                                  
116 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey                                
117 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties                  42.19
118 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                   
119 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                       
120 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                    
121 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                      
122 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey                                      
123 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers             
124 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                
125 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                     
126 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                       
127 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC              42.57
 
Mountians
 
Glenshane (Cat.  3)                                              
 
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               5 pts
2 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                       4
3 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                         3
4 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                               2
 
Devils Elbow (Cat.  3)                                           
 
1 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                    5 pts
2 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                           4
3 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                       3
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            2
 
County rider
 
1 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                3.38.53
2 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                  
3 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn                   
 
International team
 
1 Czech Rep. Sparta Praha                                10.56.39
2 Kalev Chocolate                                                
3 Netherlands                                                    
4 Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                                    
5 Thuringer Energy                                               
6 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly                    
7 Stevens-Von-Hacht                                              
8 North England West Pennine                                     
9 Kelly Benefit Strategies                                       
10 FRF Couriers Nswis                                            
11 Stena Line / Recycling                                        
12 Ireland Subway                                                
13 Vision Bikes                                                  
14 Team Sportscover                                              
15 Surrey                                                   34.09
 
County team
 
1 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly            10.56.39
2 Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                                           
3 Dublin Usher Insulations                                       
4 Tipperary Dan Morrissey                                        
5 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                                 1.36
6 Kildare Murphy Surveys                                     1.48
7 Kerry Earl Of Desmond                                      2.40
8 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                                10.00
9 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                                   13.03
10 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                                   44.59
11 Down Mar Properties                                      54.23
12 Waterford Comeragh CC                                  1.48.59
 
General classification after stage 7
 
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                     23.28.51
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 Robin Chaigneau (Ned) Netherlands                         2.56
23 Mark Walters (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                
24 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                  3.31
25 Glenn Bak (Den) Murphy & Gunn                             3.45
26 Benjamin Hill (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                     4.38
27 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                       7.00
28 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                      12.31
29 Johannes Sickmuller (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht              13.07
30 Dominique Perras (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies          13.21
31 Thomas Bendixen (Den) Vision Bikes                       13.59
32 Zdenek Krizek (Cze) Sparta Praha                         15.45
33 Neil Delahaye (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations             16.31
34 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                          16.45
35 Josef Soukup (Cze) Sparta Praha                               
36 Chris Jory (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                           
37 Markku Ainsalu (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          
38 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                    16.49
39 Sean Lacey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn             17.25
40 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                          17.44
41 Brian Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers             18.39
42 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                  18.49
43 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd            19.33
44 Graham Briggs (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling               20.10
45 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                         20.17
46 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                  21.24
47 Wayne Randle (GBr) Team Sportscover                      22.03
48 Silvar Kibur (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            
49 Alo Jakin (Est) Kalev Chocolate                          22.36
50 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        22.41
51 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada               22.51
52 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                    23.30
53 Dennis Kreder (Ned) Netherlands                          23.39
54 Marcin Bialoblocki (GBr) Team Sportscover                24.24
55 Simon Jensen (Den) Vision Bikes                          27.20
56 Ryan Bonser (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                 27.26
57 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC            27.38
58 Tomas Hruby (Cze) Sparta Praha                           27.48
59 Ashley Brown (GBr) Team Sportscover                      28.28
60 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations            35.25
61 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys                35.41
62 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn           35.47
63 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Team Sportscover                       36.22
64 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                  36.40
65 Conor Murphy (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                   
66 Dermot Nally (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                      37.17
67 John O'Brien (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey               37.50
68 Sonke Thiel (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                      38.27
69 John Charlsworth (GBr) Team Sportscover                  38.34
70 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey         38.37
71 Alan Carey (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations                38.39
72 Mads Bugge (Den) Vision Bikes                            38.54
73 Matthew Ward (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations              40.56
74 David Brennan (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond                41.14
75 Ben Pochee (GBr) Surrey                                  41.30
76 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            42.42
77 Michael Butler (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond               43.09
78 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                     43.52
79 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                               47.16
80 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax               47.29
81 Nick Waite (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                47.47
82 Scott McDonald (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                49.22
83 Paul Wright (GBr) North England West Pennine             50.07
84 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                          51.08
85 Daire McCaughley (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev            51.52
86 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn            53.02
87 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways          57.17
88 Miceál Concannon (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond             58.08
89 Raymond Clarke (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey             59.24
90 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys              1.02.27
91 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties             1.04.24
92 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC             1.05.48
93 Padraig Marrey (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn       1.17.02
94 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC               1.17.39
95 Hugh Mulhearne (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey           1.18.26
96 Kevin Donagher (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers        1.19.33
97 Chris Belsham (GBr) North England West Pennine         1.19.40
98 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways        1.19.49
99 Tom Fanning (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC                1.22.14
100 Cormac O'Shea (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax           1.27.28
101 Richard Eastham (GBr) North England West Pennine      1.30.42
102 Conor McGrath (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC             1.31.24
103 Michael O'Reilly (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                
104 Richard Simmonds (GBr) Surrey                         1.32.32
105 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways         1.37.22
106 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd         1.53.32
107 Adrian Hederman (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways      1.55.25
108 Paul Delahunty (NZl) Surrey                           1.58.28
109 Colm Bracken (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys             2.03.47
110 Frank O'Connor (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways       2.21.28
111 Robin Kelly (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC               2.29.00
112 James Lattimore (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby     2.32.52
113 Peter Hey (GBr) North England West Pennine            2.32.53
114 Noel McGlynn (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys             2.34.25
115 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Kildare Newbridge ReMax           2.38.36
116 Toby Neave (GBr) Surrey                               2.54.12
117 Thomas O'Flaherty (Irl) Kerry Earl Of Desmond         2.54.17
118 Jonathan Gormley (Irl) Down Mar Properties            2.55.43
119 Barry Mullin (Irl) Down Mar Properties                2.59.49
120 Don Feighery (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC              3.17.24
121 Ben Lieberson (GBr) Cork Omega Designs Ltd            3.18.41
122 Colm Ahern (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers           3.18.55
123 Dave McLoughlin (Irl) Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers      3.21.21
124 John-Paul Lyons (Irl) Dublin Eurocycles -Eurobaby     3.38.55
125 Frank Dunne (Irl) Waterford Comeragh CC               3.50.08
126 Tony Kemp (Irl) Cork Omega Designs Ltd                3.52.23
127 Brendan Kirk (Irl) Down Mar Properties                4.08.07
 
Points classification
 
1 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada           83 pts
2 Mart Ojavee (Est) Kalev Chocolate                            44
3 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                            43
4 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                          42
5 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                39
6 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                      39
7 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             36
8 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                           34
9 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                        30
10 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                     29
11 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                            26
12 Paul Griffin (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                         25
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Ricardo Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                      83 pts
2 Jesse Anthony (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada              45
3 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                            24
4 Jason Hegert (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        19
5 Nico Graf (Ger) Thuringer Energy                             19
6 Yannick Tiedt (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                        16
7 René Birkenfeld (Ger) Stevens-Von-Hacht                      15
8 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Thuringer Energy                       15
9 Ben Raby (USA) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada                    8
10 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                   7
11 Michael Johansen (Den) Vision Bikes                          6
12 Ondrej Pavek (Cze) Sparta Praha                              6
13 Petr Pucelik (Cze) Sparta Praha                              5
14 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                           5
15 Chris Newton (GBr) Stena Line / Recycling                    5
16 Dominique Rollin (Can) Kodak Gallery Sierra Nevada           4
17 Roger Aiken (Irl) Armagh Big Picture Dev                     4
18 Marcel Barth (Ger) Thuringer Energy                          4
19 Mark Cassidy (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                             3
20 Peter Herzig (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                        3
21 Justin Spinelli (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies               3
22 Nathan Jones (Aus) Kildare Newbridge ReMax                   3
23 Simon Kelly (Irl) Murphy & Gunn                              3
24 Peter McDonald (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS                      2
25 Yvo Kusters (Ned) Netherlands                                2
26 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies                    2
27 Alain Van der Velde (Ned) Netherlands                        1
28 Andrei Mustonen (Est) Kalev Chocolate                        1
 
U23 rider classification
 
1 Tony Martin (Ger) Thuringer Energy                23.28.51
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 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations       35.25
22 Isaac Speirs (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn      35.47
23 Brendan Brooks (Aus) FRF Couriers NSWIS             36.40
24 Derek Burke (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn       42.42
25 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Subway Eat Fresh                43.52
26 Matthew Green (GBr) Surrey                          47.16
27 Mark Nestor (Irl) Dublin Murphy & Gunn Newlyn       53.02
28 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways     57.17
29 Ronan McLaughlin (Irl) Down Mar Properties        1.04.24
 
County rider classification
 
1 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC        23.30.13
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 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC        26.16
9 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulations        34.03
10 Mick Mulcahy (Irl) Kildare Murphy Surveys           34.19
 
International team classification
 
1 Germany Thuringer Energy                          70.28.15
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 North England West Pennine                        2.38.23
15 Surrey                                            2.47.35
 
County team classification
 
1 Meath Myhome.Ie/BDBC                              71.11.13
2 Tipperary Dan Morrissey                              26.52
3 Dublin Usher Insulations                             33.44
4 Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M. Donnelly-Sean Kelly          47.06
5 Kerry Earl Of Desmond                              1.37.33
6 Kildare Murphy Surveys                             1.46.09
7 Meath M.Donnelly Cycleways                         2.18.37
8 Dublin DTC Orwell Wheelers                         2.56.53
9 Cork Omega Designs Ltd                             2.59.49
10 Kildare Newbridge ReMax                           3.13.43
11 Waterford Comeragh CC                             4.04.05
12 Down Mar Properties                               5.51.21