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50th FBD Milk Ras - 2.5

Ireland, May 19-26, 2002

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Stage 2 - May 20: Ballinamore - Nenagh, 163 km

Tanner gets the sprint; Newton holds on

By Shane Stokes

John Tanner (Lancashire Compensation Group) was the strongest in the four-man finishing sprint at the end of today's second stage of the FBD Milk Rás, beating Meath Lee-Strand Cycleways leader Phil Cassidy.

Previously, Cassidy had gone clear clear with Tanner's team-mate Kevin Dawson with 25 of today's 102 wind-lashed miles remaining, but despite opening up a lead of over one and a half minutes on a chasing bunch behind, they eventually succumbed to the strong headwind and a determined drive by Tanner and Ben Brooks (NW England Cycle Centre RT) to get back on terms.

Caught with just four miles remaining on the stage, 40 year old Cassidy – who last won a stage back in 1987 – kicked hard in the finishing sprint but was no match for Tanner. Chris Newton (Great Britain) benefited from the high-power finish of the combined GB and Team Ireland Stena Line squads to retain his race lead, finishing just 13 seconds behind Tanner today.

This second stage from Ballinamore to Nenagh was a classic FBD Milk Rás day. Gale force winds, spitting skies and a hard, hard slog from gun to flag clearly suited Cassidy well, but also appealed to those who were willing (and strong enough) to have a go. The first serious break went after fifteen miles when four riders – Tim Barry (Team Ireland Stena Line), Dariusz Rudnicki (Poland Team Legia) and France VC La Pomme duo Denis Lynch and Stephan Mifsud built a solid lead. These were eventually joined by a dozen others, Tanner included, but despite the reinforcements the field was all together again by the 39 mile mark.

The ceasefire lasted all of one mile before chaos resumed once more. Previous winner Julian Winn (Wales) and Tanner's team-mate Mark Lovatt went clear and eventually sparked off a massive free-for-all, with riders trying repeatedly to steal a march on their rivals and gain time. Team Ireland Stena Line's Ciarán Power was one of the main aggressors, trying to overcome the 27 seconds separating him and race leader Chris Newton, while David O'Loughlin (Mayo Wheelers), Ray Clarke (Meath Lee Strand Cycleways) and Paddy Moriarty (Dublin Skip Hire) also tried their luck. But Newton and his GB squad were simply too strong, sooner or later getting onto terms with all the moves.

The Poland Team Legia rider Herbert Nowak then took off and led the race for ten miles, holding off the chase of Martin O'Loughlin (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and Meath Avonmore's Denis Easton but eventually yeilding to the pitiless headwind. Cassidy, Kevin Dawson (Lancashire Compensation Group) and VC La Pomme rider Frederick Pedersoli then seized their opportunity, opening a considerable lead over a group of favourites who were concentrating more on negating each other's attacks.

Pedersoli faded at the 88 mile mark, fourteen from home, as Cassidy and Dawson increased their advantage to 1 minute 40 seconds over a South Africa HSBC-led chasing group. They had perfect incentive to work together; Cassidy was hunting for a stage win and Dawson was aiming to snatch yellow from Newton, now almost three minutes back, and fully committed, they raced towards Nenagh to what seemed like a happy ending.

However, a late charge from Tanner and Ben Brooks (New England Cycle Centre RT) saw their lead come tumbling down and the pursuing pair joined the leaders with just four miles remaining.

Cassidy's Irish supporters had their fingers crossed that the double FBD Milk Rás victor (1983 and 1999) would somehow sprout the fast-twitch fibres needed to out-kick Tanner, but despite a determined finishing burst he was beaten to the line. Brooks and an exhausted Dawson were next home, while Newton benefited from a late charge to bounce back to finish just thirteen seconds behind.

Relaxed and smiling in a new yellow jersey, Newton was relaxed after the stage. "I didn't panic today. I said I wasn't going to try to defend the lead as I am more interested in stage wins, but things worked out pretty well in the end. The headwind meant that breaks weren't going to get too far out in front, so when the speed went down later on we were able to close things back up."

"Ciarán Power and several other riders tried hard to get clear during the stage but each time I got up to them, they eased back. Ciarán looked strong but wouldn't really commit himself."

"It was good to hang on to the jersey in the end. The crowds are really appreciative here and there is a great atmosphere. Over in France people are much calmer after races, just directing you to go up onto the podium, but here everybody is genuinely pleased and happy for you when you are doing well. It doesn't matter whether you are Irish, English or from somewhere else - the crowd and the race organisation are all very warm."

As for Cassidy, he promised to try again. "I have just finished a course of antibiotics today, as I had a bad chest infection for the past three weeks. I didn't expect to feel this good so soon. But the legs were very strong today. I thought the stage was definitely possible as I think I would have beaten Dawson at the finish if we had stayed away. But when Tanner caught us with four miles to go, that changed everything. He is very fast."

"I will keep trying – I think a stage is definitely in reach, if I have the necessary luck. This is almost certainly my last FBD Milk Rás so I would really like to get a stage before the end of the race."

 

Results

1 John Tanner (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group            4.45.14
2 Philip Cassidy (Irl) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways              0.01
3 Ben Brooks (Aus) NW England Cycle Centre RT                  0.02
4 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group              0.05
5 Huw Pritchard (GBr) Wales                                    0.13
6 Chris Newton (GBr) Great Britain
7 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
8 Ciaran Power (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
9 Colm Bracken (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
10 Paul Griffin (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
11 Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Poland Team Legia
12 Andrew Roche (Irl) Isle Of Man
13 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
14 Sean Lacey (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
15 Eugene Moriarty (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
16 Lars Bojsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
17 Michael Laursen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
18 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
19 Jean-Francois Laroche (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
20 Chris Belsham (GBr) Nth East England
21 James Hodnett (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
22 Grzegorz Zoledziowski (Pol) Poland Team Legia
23 Kieran McMahon (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
24 Paul Healion (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
25 Takeshi Hashimoto (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
26 Pat Kennealy (Irl) Dublin UCD
27 Jurgen Rodenbeck (Ger) Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont
28 Nikolas Knudsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
29 Ian McLeod (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
30 Alastair Kay (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
31 Buck Miller (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
32 Alan Lane (Irl) Dublin UCD
33 Stefan Rothe (Ger) Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont
34 Phil Southerland (USA) People's Cycling Team
35 Bryan Steel (GBr) Great Britain
36 Hubert Nowak (Pol) Poland Team Legia
37 Duncan Urquhart (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
38 Michael Mulcahy (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
39 Timo Wolk (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
40 Simon Kelly (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
41 Raymond Clarke (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
42 Mick O'Donnell (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
43 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team
44 Ari Hojgaard (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
45 Denis Lynch (Irl) France VC La Pomme
46 Paul Reid (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
47 Richard Eastham (GBr) Nth East England
48 Martin O'Louglin (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
49 Elliot Baxter (GBr) Isle Of Man
50 Mark Kelly (GBr) Isle Of Man
51 Aidan Crowley (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
52 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
53 Greg Roche (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
54 Paul Manning (GBr) Great Britain
55 Andrew Donnellan (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
56 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
57 John Paul Hilliard (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
58 Eugene Murtagh (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
59 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
60 Paul Sheppard (GBr) Wales
61 Gethin Butler (GBr) Surrey League
62 Rodney Green (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
63 Neil Swithenbank (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
64 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol) Poland Team Legia
65 Peter Murdoch (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
66 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group
67 John Charlesworth (GBr) Nth East England
68 Adrian Hedderman (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
69 Steve Cummings (GBr) Great Britain
70 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
71 Stefen Small (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
72 Taichi Suzuki (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
73 Nicolas White (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
74 Andrew Yates (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
75 Julian Winn (GBr) Wales
76 Marek Blazej (Pol) Poland Team Legia
77 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
78 Mark Power (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
79 Daniel Spence (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
80 Matthew Melville (GBr) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
81 Kealan O'Connor (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
82 Gary Dodd (GBr) Surrey League
83 William Byrne (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
84 Anthony Malarczyk (GBr) Wales
85 Dermot Healy (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
86 Alexander Ross (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
87 Stephen Mifsud (Fra) France VC La Pomme
88 David Peelo (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
89 Rory Wyley (Irl) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
90 Fintan McCormack (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
91 Hichem Menad (Alg) France VC La Pomme
92 Chris McNamara (GBr) Surrey League
93 Denis Easton (Irl) Meath Avonmore
94 Thomas Hogan (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
95 Rob Holden (GBr) Isle Of Man
96 Graeme Hatcher (GBr) Isle Of Man
97 Thorsten Wiedenroth (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
98 Josh Hall (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
99 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
100 Laurence Roche (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh
101 Roger Morgan (GBr) Surrey League
102 Gareth Jones (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
103 Niall Quinlan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
104 Peter Hey (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
105 Joe Fenlon (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
106 Graham Briggs (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group
107 Yasutaka Tashiro (Jap) France VC La Pomme
108 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
109 Tim Davies (GBr) Wales
110 Richard Cahill (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
111 Philip Finegan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
112 John Horgan (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
113 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
114 Tommy Evans (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
115 Ross Muir (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
116 Ian Furniss (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group             0.37
117 Stephen Howells (GBr) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
118 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
119 Julian Sharples (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
120 Tim Barry (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
121 Ciaran Kelly (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
122 Francis Ennis (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
123 Jeff Austin (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team
124 Steve Gibson (GBr) Nth East England
125 Colm Farrell (Irl) Meath Avonmore
126 Sean Farrell (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
127 Jake Hennen (USA) NW England Cycle Centre RT
128 Tom Hughes (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team
129 Paul Watson (GBr) Nth East England
130 Frederic Pedersoli (Fra) France VC La Pomme
131 Carl Henning Brondberg (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
132 Brian Lynch (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels                      0.49
133 John Dillon (Irl) Dublin Ravens North                      0.51
134 Tim Buckle (GBr) Great Britain                             1.01
135 Neil MacDonald (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
136 Justin Hoy (GBr) Surrey League                             0.13
137 Tim Ahern (Irl) Dublin UCD                                13.18
138 Martin Maguire (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh
139 Daniel Holt (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team                13.58
140 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire                      15.36
141 David Byrne (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
142 David Elson (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh                       21.12
143 David Smyth (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
144 Dermot Nally (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
145 Robert Moore (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team
146 Derek King (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
147 Brian Hammond (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
148 Fergal Kelly (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles
149 Moritz Bock (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
150 Fergus Whelan (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles
151 Jonathan Malone (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
152 Robert Looby (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
153 Thomas Graham (Irl) Dublin Ravens West                    25.14
154 Paul Teahan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
155 Steve Lepine (USA) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
156 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Dublin UCD
157 Jim Maguire (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                     28.49
158 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Japan Cycleways                      29.14
159 Dave Ryan (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                       30.05
160 Boyd Johnson (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team               43.56
161 Nils Wartemann (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
162 Emmett Roche (Irl) Meath Avonmore
163 Paddy Sweeney (Irl) Meath Avonmore
164 Gary Sheehan (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
165 Tommy McGowan (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
166 Andrew Duffin (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
167 Christopher Harnish (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team
168 Tom O'Toole (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
169 Dave Walsh (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
170 David Lane (Irl) Dublin UCD
DNF Darren Kay (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
DNF Garth Rees (Aus) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
DNF John Wall (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh
DNF Anto Moran (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
DNS John Peppard (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Chris Newton (GBr) Great Britain                          8.21.22
2 John Tanner (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group               0.12
3 Ben Brooks (Aus) NW England Cycle Centre RT                  0.17
4 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group              0.21
5 Ciaran Power (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                   0.27
6 Huw Pritchard (GBr) Wales
7 Gary Dodd (GBr) Surrey League
8 Ari Hojgaard (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn              0.28
9 Neil Swithenbank (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
10 Lars Bojsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn              0.29
11 Michael Laursen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
12 Ian McLeod (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
13 Jean-Francois Laroche (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
14 Hubert Nowak (Pol) Poland Team Legia
15 Duncan Urquhart (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
16 Raymond Clarke (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
17 Gethin Butler (GBr) Surrey League
18 Mark Lovatt (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group
19 Steve Cummings (GBr) Great Britain
20 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
21 David O'Loughlin (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
22 Daniel Spence (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
23 Stephen Mifsud (Fra) France VC La Pomme
24 Hichem Menad (Alg) France VC La Pomme
25 Justin Hoy (GBr) Surrey League
26 Tim Buckle (GBr) Great Britain                              1.15
27 Neil MacDonald (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC                 1.17
28 Andrew Donnellan (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann               7.03
29 Paul Sheppard (GBr) Wales
30 Marek Blazej (Pol) Poland Team Legia
31 Josh Hall (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
32 Philip Cassidy (Irl) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways             7.19
33 Grzegorz Zoledziowski (Pol) Poland Team Legia               7.29
34 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada Team Sympatico                7.31
35 Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Poland Team Legia
36 Colm Bracken (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
37 Paul Healion (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
38 Chris Belsham (GBr) Nth East England
39 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
40 Phil Southerland (USA) People's Cycling Team
41 Buck Miller (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
42 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
43 Sean Lacey (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
44 Takeshi Hashimoto (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
45 Bryan Steel (GBr) Great Britain
46 Alastair Kay (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
47 Jurgen Rodenbeck (Ger) Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont
48 Andrew Roche (Irl) Isle Of Man
49 Paul Griffin (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
50 James Hodnett (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
51 Michael Mulcahy (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
52 Nikolas Knudsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
53 Rodney Green (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
54 Greg Roche (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
55 Alan Lane (Irl) Dublin UCD
56 Elliot Baxter (GBr) Isle Of Man
57 Timo Wolk (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
58 Paul Manning (GBr) Great Britain
59 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol) Poland Team Legia
60 Mark Kelly (GBr) Isle Of Man
61 Richard Eastham (GBr) Nth East England
62 John Paul Hilliard (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
63 Kieran McMahon (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
64 Matthew Melville (GBr) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
65 William Byrne (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
66 Julian Winn (GBr) Wales
67 Eugene Moriarty (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
68 Taichi Suzuki (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
69 Patrick Moriarty (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
70 Thorsten Wiedenroth (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex
71 Nicolas White (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
72 Anthony Malarczyk (GBr) Wales
73 Simon Kelly (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
74 Andrew Yates (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
75 Denis Lynch (Irl) France VC La Pomme
76 John Charlesworth (GBr) Nth East England
77 Peter Murdoch (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
78 Mark Power (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
79 Aidan Crowley (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
80 Adrian Hedderman (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
81 Tim Davies (GBr) Wales
82 Vincent Gleeson (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold
83 Thomas Hogan (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
84 David Peelo (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
85 Graeme Hatcher (GBr) Isle Of Man
86 Peter Hey (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
87 Graham Briggs (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group
88 Ross Muir (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
89 Denis Easton (Irl) Meath Avonmore
90 Kealan O'Connor (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
91 Yasutaka Tashiro (Jap) France VC La Pomme
92 Frank O'Leary (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation
93 Philip Finegan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
94 Gareth Jones (GBr) NW England Cycle Centre RT
95 Roger Morgan (GBr) Surrey League
96 Alexander Ross (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
97 Joe Fenlon (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
98 Rob Holden (GBr) Isle Of Man
99 Rory Wyley (Irl) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
100 John Horgan (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
101 Richard Cahill (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
102 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey
103 Tommy Evans (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
104 Tim Barry (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                    7.55
105 Sean Farrell (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
106 Colm Farrell (Irl) Meath Avonmore
107 Stephen Howells (GBr) Southend www.Sdeals.Com
108 Carl Henning Brondberg (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
109 Steve Gibson (GBr) Nth East England
110 Frederic Pedersoli (Fra) France VC La Pomme
111 Paul Watson (GBr) Nth East England
112 Tom Hughes (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team                    9.02
113 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan Cycleways                    11.04
114 Laurence Roche (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh
115 Stefan Rothe (Ger) Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont            12.50
116 Mick O'Donnell (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire                     13.29
117 Ciaran Kelly (Irl) Dublin Iarnrod Eireann                 14.41
118 Tim Ahern (Irl) Dublin UCD                                20.36
119 Martin Maguire (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh                    21.21
120 Chris McNamara (GBr) Surrey League                        22.06
121 Ian Furniss (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group            22.30
122 Mark McLeavey (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire                      22.54
123 Craig Sweetman (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team               26.20
124 Eugene Murtagh (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
125 Fintan McCormack (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery          26.34
126 Julian Sharples (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi           26.44
127 Francis Ennis (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
128 Brian Lynch (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels                     26.56
129 David Smyth (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll                   28.30
130 Dermot Nally (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line
131 Robert Looby (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
132 Thomas Graham (Irl) Dublin Ravens West                    32.32
133 Pat Kennealy (Irl) Dublin UCD                             34.39
134 John Dillon (Irl) Dublin Ravens North                     35.17
135 Brian Taaffe (Irl) Dublin UCD                             36.05
136 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond           37.17
137 Martin O'Louglin (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey            37.23
138 Stefen Small (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi
139 Dermot Healy (Irl) Dublin Skip Hire
140 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Tipperary Dan Morrissey             37.47
141 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Japan Cycleways                      43.18
142 Paul Reid (Irl) Dublin Ravens West                        45.31
143 Niall Quinlan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll
144 Jeff Austin (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team                45.55
145 Jake Hennen (USA) NW England Cycle Centre RT
146 David Elson (Irl) Dublin BH-Raleigh                       47.19
147 Robert Moore (Irl) Meath M. Donnelly Team
148 Fergal Kelly (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles
149 Brian Hammond (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
150 Derek King (Irl) Dublin Ravens West
151 Jonathan Malone (Irl) Kildare Newbridge Cutlery
152 David Byrne (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation                 52.46
153 Nils Wartemann (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex         58.00
154 Fergus Whelan (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                   58.16
155 Moritz Bock (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex            58.22
156 Daniel Holt (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team                59.16
157 Steve Lepine (USA) Southend www.Sdeals.Com                59.40
158 Paul Teahan (Irl) Kildare Team Fig Roll                 1.02.24
159 Paddy Sweeney (Irl) Meath Avonmore                      1.05.49
160 Gary Sheehan (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond              1.05.49
161 Jim Maguire (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                   1.05.59
162 Dave Ryan (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                     1.07.09
163 David Lane (Irl) Dublin UCD                             1.07.22
164 Boyd Johnson (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team             1.21.06
165 Christopher Harnish (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team
166 Dave Walsh (Irl) Dublin Ravens North
167 Tommy McGowan (Irl) Dublin Ravens West                  1.29.14
168 Emmett Roche (Irl) Meath Avonmore                       1.31.07
169 Tom O'Toole (Irl) Mayo Connacht Gold                    1.35.27
170 Andrew Duffin (Irl) Dublin Ravens North                 1.37.07
 
Points classification
 
1 John Tanner (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group                 26 pts
2 Chris Newton (GBr) Great Britain                               25
3 Ben Brooks (Aus) NW England Cycle Centre RT                    22
4 Ciaran Power (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                     22
5 Huw Pritchard (GBr) Wales                                      21
6 Philip Cassidy (Irl) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways                14
7 Neil Swithenbank (GBr) Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi               13
8 Kevin Dawson (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group                12
9 Lars Bojsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn                 12
10 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada Team Sympatico                   9
11 Ari Hojgaard (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn                8
12 Ian McLeod (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC                        7
13 Colm Bracken (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation                     7
14 Gary Dodd (GBr) Surrey League                                  6
15 Paul Griffin (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                     6
16 Michael Laursen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn             5
17 Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Poland Team Legia                       5
18 Hubert Nowak (Pol) Poland Team Legia                           4
19 Andrew Roche (Irl) Isle Of Man                                 4
20 Duncan Urquhart (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland                  3
21 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex             3
22 Hichem Menad (Alg) France VC La Pomme                          2
23 Sean Lacey (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond                       2
24 Gethin Butler (GBr) Surrey League                              1
25 Eugene Moriarty (Ire) Meath Lee Strand Cycleways               1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Timo Wolk (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex                    5 pts
2 Grzegorz Zoledziowski (Pol) Poland Team Legia                   4
3 Paul Griffin (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                      3
 
Ben McKenna Trophy
 
1 Lars Bojsen (Den) Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn            8.21.51
2 Ian McLeod (Rsa) South Africa Team HSBC
3 Jean-Francois Laroche (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
4 Hubert Nowak (Pol) Poland Team Legia
5 Steve Cummings (GBr) Great Britain
6 Grzegorz Zoledziowski (Pol) Poland Team Legia                7.00
7 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canada Team Sympatico                 7.02
8 Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol) Poland Team Legia
9 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn) Japan Cycleways
10 Phil Southerland (USA) People's Cycling Team
11 Buck Miller (Can) Canada Team Sympatico
12 Sean Lacey (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
13 Mark Kelly (GBr) Isle Of Man
14 Denis Lynch (Irl) France VC La Pomme
15 Thomas Hogan (Irl) Cork Stafford Fuels
16 Graham Briggs (GBr) Lancaster Compensation Group
17 Alexander Ross (GBr) Scotland-Visit Scotland
18 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn) Japan Cycleways                     10.35
19 Stefan Rothe (Ger) Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont             12.21
20 Tim Ahern (Irl) Dublin UCD                                 20.07
21 Dermot Nally (Irl) Team Ireland Stena Line                 28.01
22 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond            36.48
23 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) Japan Cycleways                       42.49
24 Jeff Austin (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team                 45.26
25 Fergal Kelly (Irl) Dublin Stagg Cycles                     46.50
26 David Byrne (Irl) Dublin Usher Insulation                  52.17
27 Moritz Bock (Ger) Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex             57.53
28 Daniel Holt (USA) USA Peoples Cycling Team                 58.47
29 Steve Lepine (USA) Southend www.Sdeals.Com                 59.11
30 Gary Sheehan (Irl) Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond               1.05.20
 
Teams classification
 
1 Lancaster Compensation Group                             25.05.12
2 Great Britain                                                0.01
3 Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn                                 0.21
4 Surrey League
5 South Africa Team HSBC
6 Canada Team Sympatico                                        6.55
7 France VC La Pomme                                           7.23
8 Poland Team Legia                                           13.55
9 Wales                                                       13.57
10 NW England Cycle Centre RT                                 14.14
11 Scotland-Visit Scotland                                    14.25
12 Team Ireland Stena Line                                    14.25
13 Japan Cycleways                                            21.27
14 Isle Of Man                                                21.27
15 Nth East England                                           21.27
16 Germany Team Stevens-Jeantex                               21.27
17 Southend www.Sdeals.Com                                    21.51
18 Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi                                  33.14
19 USA Peoples Cycling Team                                 1.35.20
 
County team classification
 
1 Meath Lee Strand Cycleways                               25.19.25
2 Mayo Connacht Gold                                           0.12
3 Dublin Iarnrod Eireann                                       7.10
4 Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
5 Dublin Usher Insulation
6 Dublin Skip Hire
7 Tipperary Dan Morrissey
8 Kildare Team Fig Roll
9 Cork Stafford Fuels
10 Dublin UCD                                                 23.52
11 Dublin BH-Raleigh                                        1.04.25
12 Meath Avonmore                                           1.05.56
13 Kildare Newbridge Cutlery                                1.06.15
14 Meath M. Donnelly Team                                   1.07.22
15 Dublin Ravens West                                       1.26.50
16 Dublin Ravens North                                      2.07.24
17 Dublin Stagg Cycles                                      2.36.09

Courtesy of Seamus Shortall/www.fbdmilkras.com