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50th FBD Milk Ras - 2.5

Ireland, May 19-26, 2002

2001 Results    Stage List    Preview    Start list    Past winners

The Stages

  • Stage 1 - May 19: Dublin - Ballinamore, 156 km
  • Stage 2 - May 20: Ballinamore - Nenagh, 163 km
  • Stage 3 - May 21: Nenagh - Killorglin, 156 km
  • Stage 4 - May 22: Killorglin - Castletownbere, 171 km
  • Stage 5 - May 23: Castletownbere - Midleton, 168 km
  • Stage 6 - May 24: (Transfer To Dungarvan) Dungarvan - Arklow, 155 km
  • Stage 7 - May 25: Arklow - Baltinglass, 153 km
  • Stage 8 - May 26: Phoenix Park Circuit Race, 50 km


A huge field of 195 riders from Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Canada, South Africa, Britain, Poland, USA, Scotland, Wales and the Isle of Man will face the starter when the FBD Milk Ras 8 Day International Cycle Race gets underway from the GPO on Sunday week, May 19. Last year's winner, Paul Manning, will lead the British national team in defence of the title, while Irish professional rider and former winner, Ciaran Power will spearhead a powerful Irish challenge.

Canada, South Africa and Poland are represented by professional teams, Sympatico, HSBC and Legia, respectively. South African Nicolas White who finished a mere 43 seconds behind Manning last year will be out to peddle at least one third of a second per kilometre faster than the Briton this year. The Polish Legia Team won the international team award last year and will be favourites to retain the title this year as well as producing an overall winner in Jaroslaw Welniak.

Ireland has no shortage of favourites, '98 winner Ciaran Power, former world champion and prolific winner of top category races in France this year, Mark Scanlon, '96 winner Tommy Evans and Mayoman David O'Loughlin, riding as a professional in the USA. As well as the national team of Power, Evans, Scanlon, Tim Barry and Paul Griffin eighteen county teams with top riders such as Paddy Moriarty, David Peelo, Stephen O'Sullivan and Ritchie Cahill will make it very difficult for any team, professional or otherwise, to win the Golden Jubilee of this great race.

Start list

Great Britain                          Team Ireland Stena Line
1 Paul Manning (GBr)                   6 Ciaran Power (Irl)
2 Chris Newton (GBr)                   7 Tommy Evans (Irl)
3 Steve Cummings (GBr)                 8 Dermot Nally (Irl)
4 Tim Buckle (GBr)                     9 Paul Griffin (Irl)
5 Bryan Steel (GBr)                    10 Tim Barry (Irl)
Canada Team Sympatico                  Poland Team Legia
11 Josh Hall (Can)                     16 Jaroslaw Welniak (Pol)
12 Dominique Rollin (Can)              17 Hubert Nowak (Pol)
13 Buck Miller (Can)                   18 Marek Blazej (Pol)
14 Andrew Randell (Can)                19 Dariusz Rudnicki (Pol)
15 Jean-Francois Laroche (Can)         20 Grzegorz Zoledziowski (Pol)
South Africa Team HSBC                 Denmark Distrikt Jylland-Fyn
21 Nicolas White (Rsa)                 26 Ari Hojgaard (Den)
22 Daniel Spence (Rsa)                 27 Nikolas Knudsen (Den)
23 Rodney Green (Rsa)                  28 Michael Laursen (Den)
24 Ian McLeod (Rsa)                    29 Carl Henning Brondberg (Den)
25 Neil MacDonald (Rsa)                30 Lars Bojsen (Den)
France VC La Pomme                     Wales
36 Stephen Mifsud (Fra)                41 Julian Winn (GBr)
37 Frederic Pedersoli (Fra)            42 Anthony Malarczyk (GBr)
38 Denis Lynch (Irl)                   43 Tim Davies (GBr)
39 Hichem Menad (Alg)                  44 Paul Sheppard (GBr)
40 Yasutaka Tashiro (Jap)              45 Huw Pritchard (GBr)
Germany Team Hameln-Pyrmont            Japan Cycleways
46 Jurgen Rodenbeck (Ger)              56 Taichi Suzuki (Jpn)
50 Stefan Rothe (Ger)                  57 Miyataka Shimizu (Jpn)
51 Thorsten Wiedenroth (Ger)           58 Takeshi Hashimoto (Jpn)
52 Arne Hinrichsen (Ger)               59 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn)
53 Nils Wartemann (Ger)                60 Takamitsu Tsuji (Jpn)
54 Timo Wolk (Ger)
55 Moritz Bock (Ger)
Scotland-Visit Scotland                USA Peoples Cycling Team
61 Peter Murdoch (GBr)                 66 Christopher Harnish (USA)
62 Alexander Ross (GBr)                67 Boyd Johnson (USA)
63 Ross Muir (GBr)                     68 Daniel Holt (USA)
64 Duncan Urquhart (GBr)               69 Jeff Austin (USA)
65 Alastair Kay (GBr)
Lancaster Compensation Group           Surrey League
71 John Tanner (GBr)                   76 Gethin Butler (GBr)
72 Mark Lovatt (GBr)                   77 Gary Dodd (GBr)
73 Kevin Dawson (GBr)                  78 Chris McNamara (GBr)
75 Ian Furniss (GBr)                   79 Justin Hoy (GBr)
                                       80 Roger Morgan (GBr)
Lancs M.K. Cycles Bianchi              Nth East England
81 Neil Swithenbank (GBr)              86 John Charlesworth (GBr)
82 Stefen Small (GBr)                  87 Steve Gibson (GBr)
83 Andrew Yates (GBr)                  88 Paul Watson (GBr)
84 Julian Sharples (GBr)               89 Richard Eastham (GBr)
                                       90 Chris Belsham (GBr)
Southend www.Sdeals.Com                Isle Of Man
91 Stephen Howells (GBr)               96 Andrew Roche (Irl)
92 Garth Rees (Aus)                    97 Mark Kelly (GBr)
93 Steve Lepine (USA)                  98 Rob Holden (GBr)
94 Rory Wyley (Irl)                    99 Elliot Baxter (GBr)
95 Matthew Melville (GBr)              100 Graeme Hatcher (GBr)
NW England Cycle Centre RT             Ciarrai Earl Of Desmond
101 Greg Roche (GBr)                   106 Sean Lacey (Irl)
102 Gareth Jones (GBr)                 107 Kieran McMahon (Irl)
103 Peter Hey (GBr)                    108 Stephen Gallagher (Irl)
104 Ben Brooks (Aus)                   109 Kealan O'Connor (Irl)
105 Jake Hennen (USA)                  110 Gary Sheehan (Irl)
Cork Stafford Fuels                    Dublin Iarnrod Eireann
111 Richard Cahill (Irl)               121 William Byrne (Irl)
112 Simon Kelly (Irl)                  122 Sean Farrell (Irl)
113 Brian Lynch (Irl)                  123 John Peppard (Irl)
114 John Horgan (Irl)                  124 Ciaran Kelly (Irl)
115 Thomas Hogan (Irl)                 125 Andrew Donnellan (Irl)
Dublin BH-Raleigh                      Dublin Ravens North
126 Martin Maguire (Irl)               131 Eugene Murtagh (Irl)
127 John Wall (Irl)                    132 Dave Walsh (Irl)
129 David Elson (Irl)                  133 Andrew Duffin (Irl)
130 Laurence Roche (Irl)               134 John Dillon (Irl)
                                       135 Anto Moran (Irl)
Dublin Ravens West                     Dublin Skip Hire
136 Thomas Graham (Irl)                141 Patrick Moriarty (Irl)
137 Derek King (Irl)                   142 John Paul Hilliard (Irl)
138 Tommy McGowan (Irl)                143 Mark McLeavey (Irl)
139 Brian Hammond (Irl)                144 Dermot Healy (Irl)
140 Paul Reid (Irl)                    145 Mick O'Donnell (Irl)
Dublin Stagg Cycles                    Dublin UCD
146 Fergus Whelan (Irl)                151 David Lane (Irl)
147 Fergal Kelly (Irl)                 152 Alan Lane (Irl)
148 Jim Maguire (Irl)                  153 Tim Ahern (Irl)
150 Dave Ryan (Irl)                    154 Pat Kennealy (Irl)
                                       155 Brian Taaffe (Irl)
Dublin Usher Insulation                Kildare Team Fig Roll
156 David Peelo (Irl)                  161 Philip Finegan (Irl)
157 David Byrne (Irl)                  162 Niall Quinlan (Irl)
158 Frank O'Leary (Irl)                163 Paul Teahan (Irl)
159 Colm Bracken (Irl)                 164 Joe Fenlon (Irl)
160 Paul Healion (Irl)                 165 David Smyth (Irl)
Kildare Newbridge Cutlery              Mayo Connacht Gold
166 Jonathan Malone (Irl)              171 David O'Loughlin (Irl)
167 Robert Looby (Irl)                 172 James Hodnett (Irl)
168 Francis Ennis (Irl)                174 Tom O'Toole (Irl)
169 Fintan McCormack (Irl)             175 Vincent Gleeson (Irl)
Meath Avonmore                         Meath Lee Strand Cycleways
176 Colm Farrell (Irl)                 181 Philip Cassidy (Irl)
177 Paddy Sweeney (Irl)                182 Raymond Clarke (Ire)
179 Denis Easton (Irl)                 183 Eugene Moriarty (Ire)
180 Emmett Roche (Irl)                 184 Aidan Crowley (Ire)
                                       185 Adrian Hedderman (Ire)
Meath M. Donnelly Team                 Tipperary Dan Morrissey
187 Tom Hughes (Irl)                   191 Martin O'Louglin (Irl)
188 Robert Moore (Irl)                 192 Brian Kenneally (Irl)
189 Craig Sweetman (Irl)               193 Mark Power (Irl)
                                       194 Michael Mulcahy (Irl)
                                       195 Stephen O'Sullivan (Irl)

Past winners

2001 Paul Manning (GBr) Great Britain
2000 Julian Winn (GBr) Wales