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57th FBD Insurance Rás - 2.2

Ireland, May 18-25, 2009

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Stage 1 - May 17: Kilcullen - Wexford, 125 km

Victory for Eeckhout on day one of FBD Rás

By Shane Stokes

Niko Eeckhout (Ireland An Post M.Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly)
Photo ©: Russell Downing (Britian Candi TV Marshalls).
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Timing his move to perfection, the 2006 Belgian road race champion Nico Eeckhout grabbed the opening stage of the FBD Rás in Ireland. The An Post M. Donnelly Grant Thornton competitor netted his third victory of the year when he won the 125-kilometre stage from Kilcullen to Wexford, beating Russell Downing (Britain Candi TV Marshalls), Nicholas Walker (Australia Cinelli-Down Under), first Irishman Daniel Clifford (Kildare Projector World) and several others in the dash to the line.

"I saw in the race book that the last corner was 200 metres from the finish," Eeckhout said afterwards. "I realised that you had to be first into the corner, and the uphill finish was good for me with my power. I got a good win."

One of Eeckhout's rivals in the sprint was quadruple Tour de France stage winner Jaan Kirsipuu, now racing with the Norway Giant Veoila squad. However, the Estonian blunted his own speed when tried an unsuccessful solo breakaway inside the final 30 kilometres and had to be content with fifth in the dash to the line.

Eeckhout said that he wasn't worried by that move. "I saw that he [Kirsipuu] had a good day but alone it is too difficult with the whole peloton behind you," he said. "Everybody can ride hard, so alone it's too difficult."

John Dempsey (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and Colin Robinson (Meath Martin Donnelly)
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The victory is Eeckhout's third win of the season, following two stage victories in the Vuelta a Extremadura in Spain. It is a big boost for the Irish-registered An Post M. Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly team, which took overall honours in last year's race with Stephen Gallagher. Gallagher is not taking part this year, but today's success shows that the squad is intent on chasing big results once again.

Like Eeckhout, today's runner-up Russell Downing was also marked out as one to watch in the race. He's taken five victories thus far this season, including the recent Lincoln Grand Prix, and finished second overall in last year's Tour of Ireland. In fact, he was leading the Irish event until the final few kilometres, and this motivates him to perform well in the country's other big international cycling contest.

"I went well in the Tour of Ireland last year and I'd love to perform well this week," Downing said. "This is my third time to do the race...I did it back in 1999 with the Linda McCartney Team."

Home performances

It was a solid-enough start for the Irish riders, with three of them placing in the first 11 and another scooping one of the special jerseys awarded at the end of each stage. Daniel Clifford (Kildare Projector World) was best in the gallop, netting fourth, while Sam Bennett (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) also finished amongst the first seven sprinters.

Sunshine on a rainy day: The race was a colourful
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Their compatriot Colin Robinson (Meath Martin Donnelly) also earned some strong applause at the end of the stage. He broke clear early on with John Dempsey (Tipperary Dan Morrissey) and outsprinted him at the day's sole King of the Mountains climb in Knocknacree, 29.8 kilometres after the start in Kilcullen. This has earned him a stint in the best climber jersey.

It was a big turnaround from last year, when he did his first FBD Rás and finished last. "I'm cycling three years, having been doing running before that," Robinson said. "I was lanterne rouge last year when I did my first Rás, but I'm more experienced and stronger now. Today, the goal was to go for the King of the Mountains prime and things worked out well."

Clifford's fourth place was a surprise to some, but he said that he went into the race determined to do something. "I was hoping to ride well on a few stages this week," he stated. "I got myself into the right position for the sprint and things worked out well."

Earlier, compatriot Philip Lavery (Dublin KTM Winning Solutions) had made his own bid for glory when he went clear with Jan Barta (Austria Arbö KTM Junkers). The duo were away for approximately 30 kilometres but, with gusting winds, wet conditions and an attentive peloton behind, it was an impossible task.

Another bunch sprint could well happen again on the 178-kilometre stage to Cobh, but the hillier terrain will increase the chances of things breaking up. The third category climbs of Glenmore and Youghal plus the second category ascent of The Sweep are platforms for attacks and, with five man teams, the An Post M. Donnelly Grant Thornton Sean Kelly squad won't work too hard to defend yellow at this early stage.

Photography

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Images by Stephen McMahon

Images by Stephen McMahon

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Results

1 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                       2.53.10       (43.17km/h)
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                              
3 Nicholas Walker (Aus) Cinelli - Down Under                                 
4 Daniel Clifford (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                            
5 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Team Giant-Veoila                                      
6 Joachim Tolles (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
7 Sam Bennett (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                            
8 Josef Kugler (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                0.02
9 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                 
10 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
11 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                         
12 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor                                       
13 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                           
14 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Ireland Development U23                              
15 Bogdan Stoytchev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                        
16 Mike Reddan (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                     
17 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Designa Kokken                                  
18 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                           
19 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                 
20 David Fletcher (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                               
21 Matthew Kipling (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                              
22 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                    
23 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor                                            
24 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor                                         
25 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor                                       
26 John Lynch (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                          
27 Rune Jogert (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                       
28 James Moss (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                   
29 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team           
30 Martin Grashev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                          
31 Seán Downey (Irl) Irish National Team                                     
32 Tom Last (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                            
33 Espen Jogert (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                      
34 Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli - Down Under                         
35 Ivaïlo Gabrovski (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                        
36 James Stewart (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                
37 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                             
38 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                              
39 Robin Kelly (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
40 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                               
41 Kit Kilham (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                          
42 James Spragg (GBr) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                         
43 Simon Kelly (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                  
44 Sven De Weerdt (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                 
45 Matthew Stephens (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                    
46 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                          
47 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                       
48 Wouter Sybrandy (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                     
49 Mark Nugent (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
50 John Dempsey (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                          
51 Keith Gater (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
52 Hugh Mulhearn (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                         
53 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor                                           
54 Stefan Poll (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                    
55 Bert Roesems (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                   
56 Barry Monaghan (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                        
57 Chris McNamara (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                 
58 Richard Hoult (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                  
59 Aaron Buggle (Irl) Ireland Development U23                                
60 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                         
61 Hannes Grundlinger (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                             
62 Joseph Fenlon (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                         
63 Conor McAllister (Irl) Eurocycles                                         
64 Steve Lampier (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                
65 Jan Barta (Cze) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                      
66 Graham Hurley (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                   
67 Stephen Barrett (Irl) Irish National Team                                 
68 Don Feighery (Irl) Comeragh CC                                            
69 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team                                   
70 Paul Healion (Irl) Irish National Team                                    
71 Rob Partridge (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                
72 Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                  
73 Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                    
74 Shane Hurley (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                    
75 Georgi Petrov Georgiev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                  
76 Michael Concannon (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                           
77 Michael Storan (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                            
78 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                   
79 Neil Delahaye (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                
80 Daniel Drake (GBr) BC East Midlands                                       
81 Morten Kruse Brink (Den) Team Designa Kokken                              
82 Mark McKinley (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                         
83 Ole Jogen Jenson (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                  
84 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                    
85 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                        
86 Paul Griffin (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                                
87 Mark Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                            
88 Philip Lavery (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                                 
89 Steve Calland (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                  
90 John Veness (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                    
91 Ruaidhrí Geraghty (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                     
92 Chris Coyle (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
93 Joachim Pettersen (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                 
94 Derek Burke (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                  
95 David Cawley (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                          
96 Ray Clarke (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                                  
97 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                
98 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                         
99 Michael Barry (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                             
100 Michael Butler (Irl) Eurocycles                                          
101 Tony Brady (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                         
102 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
103 Spas Gyurov (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                            
104 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                        
105 Adrian Hedderman (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                             
106 Ciaran Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
107 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                     
108 Lukas Winter (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                  
109 Conor Murphy (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                
110 Stephen Surdival (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                               
111 Chris Troy (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
112 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Ireland Development U23                             
113 Mark Dowling (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                   
114 Frazer Duncan (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                  
115 Björn Glasner (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                
116 Kieran Keane (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                       
117 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Comeragh CC                                       
118 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Eurocycles                                      
119 John Heaton-Armstrong (GBr) Surrey Racing League                         
120 Stephen Halpin (Irl) Ireland Development U23                             
121 Gareth Williams (GBr) BC East Midlands                                   
122 Urban Monks (Irl) Ireland Development U23                                
123 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                               
124 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                             
125 Dylan Rafter (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                                 
126 Patrick Clarke (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications       
127 Seán Lacey (Irl) Eurocycles                                              
128 Philip Finegan (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                 
129 David Peelo (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                     0.34
130 Richard McCauley (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                             
131 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                              
132 Cathal McCarthy (Irl) Eurocycles                                         
133 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
134 Colin Robinson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                     
135 Martin Gill (Irl) Clonmel CC                                             
136 James Wlliamson (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                0.38
137 Danny Carroll (Irl) Clonmel CC                                           
138 David Brennan (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications    0.41
139 Thomas Kirk (GBr) BC East Midlands                                       
140 Dale Appleby (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                           0.42
141 Jonathan Gibson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                1.09
142 Richard Malone (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                       1.37
143 Robert Wardell (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                              
144 Llewey Byrne (GBr) BC East Midlands                                  2.03
145 Keith Fox (Irl) Clonmel CC                                           2.39
146 Drew McKinley (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                    3.38
147 Colm Quinn (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                           
148 Paul Dunne (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
149 John Mason (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                             
150 Paul Doyle (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                       5.36
151 Paul O'Keefe (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                               9.37
152 Kevin Shelly (Irl) Clonmel CC                                            
153 Andrew Roche (Irl) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                          10.00
154 Odhran Connors (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                 
155 Brendan Lacey (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                              
156 Brian Geraghty (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                 13.45
157 Christopher Prior (GBr) BC East Midlands                                 
158 Eoghan Considine (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                     
159 Keven Hartnett (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                           
160 Andrew McQuaid (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                 
161 Kieran Kelly (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
162 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                         
 
International teams
 
1 Kuota-Indeland                                                      8.39.34
2 Giant-Veolia                                                               
3 Candi TV Marshalls                                                         
4 Cinelli-DownUnder                                                          
5 An Post M.Donnelly                                                         
6 Halfords Bike Hut                                                      0.02
7 Rapha Condor                                                               
8 Heraklion-Nessebar                                                         
9 Merseyside KuK Kinesis Bikes                                               
10 Trek Marco Polo                                                           
11 C:Shire Sigmasport                                                        
12 National Team                                                             
13 Arbö KTM Junkers                                                          
14 Designa Kokken                                                            
15 Development U23                                                           
16 Surrey Racing League                                                      
17 BC East Midlands                                                      0.41
 
KoM Cat 3: Knocknacree
 
1 Colin Robinson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                      5 pts
2 John Dempsey (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                          4
3 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                    2
4 Kit Kilham (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                          1
 
Hot Spot Sprint: Knocknacree
 
1 Colin Robinson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                      3 pts
2 John Dempsey (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                          2
3 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                    1
 
Hot Spot Sprint: Tullow
 
1 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                3 pts
2 James Stewart (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                2
3 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                             1
 
Hot Spot Sprint: Bunclody
 
1 James Stewart (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                3 pts
2 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                2
3 Rob Partridge (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                1
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                       2.53.10
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                              
3 Nicholas Walker (Aus) Cinelli - Down Under                                 
4 Daniel Clifford (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                            
5 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Team Giant-Veoila                                      
6 Joachim Tolles (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
7 Sam Bennett (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                            
8 Josef Kugler (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                0.02
9 Ian Wilkinson (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                 
10 Stefan Ganser (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
11 Eugene Moriarty (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                         
12 Simon Richardson (GBr) Rapha Condor                                       
13 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                           
14 Ciaran Cassidy (Irl) Ireland Development U23                              
15 Bogdan Stoytchev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                        
16 Mike Reddan (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                     
17 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Designa Kokken                                  
18 Aidan Crowley (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                           
19 Mark McNally (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                 
20 David Fletcher (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                               
21 Matthew Kipling (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                              
22 David McCann (Irl) Irish National Team                                    
23 Tom Southam (GBr) Rapha Condor                                            
24 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha Condor                                         
25 Darren Lapthorne (Aus) Rapha Condor                                       
26 John Lynch (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                          
27 Rune Jogert (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                       
28 James Moss (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                   
29 Jacques Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team           
30 Martin Grashev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                          
31 Seán Downey (Irl) Irish National Team                                     
32 Tom Last (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                            
33 Espen Jogert (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                      
34 Logan Dennis Hutchings (NZl) Cinelli - Down Under                         
35 Ivaïlo Gabrovski (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                        
36 James Stewart (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                
37 Paidi O'Brien (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                             
38 Peter Williams (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                              
39 Robin Kelly (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
40 James Sampson (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                               
41 Kit Kilham (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                          
42 James Spragg (GBr) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                         
43 Simon Kelly (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                  
44 Sven De Weerdt (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                 
45 Matthew Stephens (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                    
46 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                          
47 Jacobus Venter (RSA) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                       
48 Wouter Sybrandy (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                     
49 Mark Nugent (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
50 John Dempsey (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                          
51 Keith Gater (Irl) Comeragh CC                                             
52 Hugh Mulhearn (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                         
53 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha Condor                                           
54 Stefan Poll (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                    
55 Bert Roesems (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                   
56 Barry Monaghan (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                        
57 Chris McNamara (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                 
58 Richard Hoult (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                  
59 Aaron Buggle (Irl) Ireland Development U23                                
60 Brian Kenneally (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                         
61 Hannes Grundlinger (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                             
62 Joseph Fenlon (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                         
63 Conor McAllister (Irl) Eurocycles                                         
64 Steve Lampier (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                                
65 Jan Barta (Cze) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                      
66 Graham Hurley (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                   
67 Stephen Barrett (Irl) Irish National Team                                 
68 Don Feighery (Irl) Comeragh CC                                            
69 Martyn Irvine (Irl) Irish National Team                                   
70 Paul Healion (Irl) Irish National Team                                    
71 Rob Partridge (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                
72 Kasper Jebjerg (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                  
73 Eric Van De Meent (Ned) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                    
74 Shane Hurley (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                    
75 Georgi Petrov Georgiev (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                  
76 Michael Concannon (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                           
77 Michael Storan (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                            
78 Peter Ronsse (Bel) Cinelli - Down Under                                   
79 Neil Delahaye (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                
80 Daniel Drake (GBr) BC East Midlands                                       
81 Morten Kruse Brink (Den) Team Designa Kokken                              
82 Mark McKinley (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                         
83 Ole Jogen Jenson (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                  
84 Ian Bibby (GBr) Team Halfords Bike Hut                                    
85 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                        
86 Paul Griffin (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                                
87 Mark Power (Irl) Dan Morrissey                                            
88 Philip Lavery (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                                 
89 Steve Calland (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                  
90 John Veness (GBr) Surrey Racing League                                    
91 Ruaidhrí Geraghty (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                     
92 Chris Coyle (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
93 Joachim Pettersen (Nor) Team Giant-Veoila                                 
94 Derek Burke (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                  
95 David Cawley (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                          
96 Ray Clarke (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                                  
97 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Designa Kokken                                
98 Sean McGreevy (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                         
99 Michael Barry (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                             
100 Michael Butler (Irl) Eurocycles                                          
101 Tony Brady (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                         
102 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Kuota - Indeland                                 
103 Spas Gyurov (Bul) Heraklion-Nessebar - Kastro                            
104 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Trek - Marco Polo Cycling Team                        
105 Adrian Hedderman (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                             
106 Ciaran Steed (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
107 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                     
108 Lukas Winter (Aut) ARBÖ - KTM - Junkers                                  
109 Conor Murphy (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                                
110 Stephen Surdival (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                               
111 Chris Troy (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
112 Adam Armstrong (Irl) Ireland Development U23                             
113 Mark Dowling (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                   
114 Frazer Duncan (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                  
115 Björn Glasner (Ger) Team Kuota - Indeland                                
116 Kieran Keane (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                       
117 Michael Hennessy (Irl) Comeragh CC                                       
118 Michael Fitzgerald (Irl) Eurocycles                                      
119 John Heaton-Armstrong (GBr) Surrey Racing League                         
120 Stephen Halpin (Irl) Ireland Development U23                             
121 Gareth Williams (GBr) BC East Midlands                                   
122 Urban Monks (Irl) Ireland Development U23                                
123 Peter Hawkins (Irl) IRC Ushers Insulations                               
124 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly Team                             
125 Dylan Rafter (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                                 
126 Patrick Clarke (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications       
127 Seán Lacey (Irl) Eurocycles                                              
128 Philip Finegan (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                 
129 David Peelo (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                     0.34
130 Richard McCauley (Irl) KTM Winning Solutions                             
131 Niall Brosnan (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                              
132 Cathal McCarthy (Irl) Eurocycles                                         
133 Colm Bracken (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
134 Colin Robinson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                     
135 Martin Gill (Irl) Clonmel CC                                             
136 James Wlliamson (GBr) Sigmasport/Specialized/Sportful                0.38
137 Danny Carroll (Irl) Clonmel CC                                           
138 David Brennan (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications    0.41
139 Thomas Kirk (GBr) BC East Midlands                                       
140 Dale Appleby (GBr) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                           0.42
141 Jonathan Gibson (Irl) Martin Donnelly                                1.09
142 Richard Malone (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                       1.37
143 Robert Wardell (GBr) Team KuK Kinesis Bikes                              
144 Llewey Byrne (GBr) BC East Midlands                                  2.03
145 Keith Fox (Irl) Clonmel CC                                           2.39
146 Drew McKinley (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                    3.38
147 Colm Quinn (Irl) Newry Whs. CC                                           
148 Paul Dunne (Irl) Castlebar Western Edge Medical Communications           
149 John Mason (Irl) Engraveit.ie/BDBC/Cycleways                             
150 Paul Doyle (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                       5.36
151 Paul O'Keefe (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                               9.37
152 Kevin Shelly (Irl) Clonmel CC                                            
153 Andrew Roche (Irl) Candi TV - Pinarello RT                          10.00
154 Odhran Connors (Irl) DTC Orwell Wheelers                                 
155 Brendan Lacey (Irl) Total Cleaning Supplies                              
156 Brian Geraghty (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                 13.45
157 Christopher Prior (GBr) BC East Midlands                                 
158 Eoghan Considine (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                     
159 Keven Hartnett (Irl) Newbridge Projector World                           
160 Andrew McQuaid (Irl) Zilcom-South Dublin                                 
161 Kieran Kelly (Irl) Murphy Surveys                                        
162 Paul Vaughan (Irl) Nigel's Bikes                                         
 
International teams classification
 
1 Kuota-Indeland                                                      8.39.34
2 Giant-Veolia                                                               
3 Candi TV Marshalls                                                         
4 Cinelli-DownUnder                                                          
5 An Post M.Donnelly                                                         
6 Halfords Bike Hut                                                      0.02
7 Rapha Condor                                                               
8 Heraklion-Nessebar                                                         
9 Merseyside KuK Kinesis Bikes                                               
10 Trek Marco Polo                                                           
11 C:Shire Sigmasport                                                        
12 National Team                                                             
13 Arbö KTM Junkers                                                          
14 Designa Kokken                                                            
15 Development U23                                                           
16 Surrey Racing League                                                      
17 BC East Midlands                                                      0.41