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Rás na mBán 2021

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Nice one. Super field of national and international riders, olympians, the whole lot. I'd love to be down there but.... someone's gotta stay at home and mind the house. :(



  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭pairofpears


    Going down for Saturdays stage and hoping I catch the Sunday stage in Thomastown when it passes through both times then a race into the city to see the finish. Great to show the kids top level cyclists and be close to the action.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Yeah I'm taking my girls down the city centre crit on Saturday too. Trying to encourage a few of me mates to do the same. Hope the weather is good.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,458 ✭✭✭lennymc


    Will there be eurosport highlights this year bloke?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    I imagine so yeah.


    Well worth going down to see if you can. Proper superstars displaying their talents :


    http://www.rasnamban.com/uncategorised/stacked-field-getting-set-for-kilkenny/



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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    A report on today's stage

    Hopefully all are ok after the crash they mentioned.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    There were five non-finishers but I have no idea if they were involved in the crashes or if they suffered injuries.



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,274 ✭✭✭secman


    Hectic day…. 3 broken collar bones. Broken elbow. One unconscious and a crashed motor bike! Usually the first days nothing happens!


    Got that message from a club member who's on the course



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Wow!!! No way. Cripes almighty. That's rough for all concerned.



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,840 Mod ✭✭✭✭eeeee


    Yikes that's tough.

    I hope everyone isn't too banged up and the injured are as well as can be.

    Sounds like there was good racing though. The field is smaller this year than normal isn't it? Or am I imagining that?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,274 ✭✭✭secman


    Should be 20 teams of five gives 100 riders but one team only started with 4, so 99 starters.

    Yeah a rough day for all concerned yesterday 😕 eventful for the commissionaire !



  • Administrators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 76,093 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Beasty


    Was at the start yesterday - weather turned an hour or two beforehand, but temperature remained high so probably not too bad in terms of racing conditions

    Went to Callen for the finish and Schmid looked incredibly strong. Was second on the turn into the final 300m or so of incline but had put a 5+m gap on everyone by the finish. She took a few of the jerseys and I suspect she will keep some of them throughout this race based on that performance



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs


    Roads are very 'technical' down here , so there will be more crashes.

    The road when you turn off for Kilmacow, is very lumpy, with lots of tight turns, and sharp bends.

    The descent down Mullinbeg is very fast and is covered by over hanging trees, so the dry/wet and light/dark could cause trouble.

    The moto had trouble staying ahead of them in 19.

    The finish is slightly up hill too. Could be a drag race to the line.

    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Stage 2 is underway. ~20 km gone, ~69 km remaining.



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs


    The new magenta Rás na mBan overall leader's jersey wearer after Stage 2 is Abi Smith of @britishcycling

    !!

    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs


    Stage 2 winner Loes Adegeest of Jan van Arkel.

    Won by a tyre width.



    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs


    QoftheM leader Jo Tindley



    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 10,333 ✭✭✭✭greenspurs



    Leading the Kilkenny County Council Best Irish Rider Classification after Stage 2 is Linda Kelly of Cycling Munster


    "Bright lights and Thunder .................... " #NoPopcorn



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Wow. What happened yesterday's leader? Was it a breakaway win?



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke




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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    The Queen stage is underway




  • Registered Users Posts: 8,068 ✭✭✭buffalo




  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭Jimbo789


    Arderin would have made a much better finish than The Cut.

    The new QOM on the Wolftrap was over 3 minutes faster than the previous one.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00




  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭Jimbo789


    Yes the steep one from Laois side.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Feck sake! Foiled again by fog!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Apparently there'll be a half hour highlights programme on Monday on RTÉ! 😎



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Tuesday at 16:30 on RTE2 from a quick look at the schedule there.



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Wow, what a great race! Savage savage sprint outta the winner of the stage. Michaela McPherson sorry if I've misspelled it. 18 year little rocketship. Won the prime half way through as well.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,839 ✭✭✭fat bloke


    Last lap was the fastest at 45kph average. On a tight circuit, after an hour's racing, not to mind 5 previous stages over 4 days.



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