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'The pace did not relax and as we came within the final 5km disaster struck'

clock May 27, 2012 07:46 by author Irish Examiner Sports
So close to Skerries, but sentiment and the prospect of an easy day is never an option at the Rás, writes Patrick Clarke [More]


'It seemed endless but I fought the intense gradient right to the top '

clock May 25, 2012 11:05 by author Irish Examiner Sports
The Queen stage of this years Rás shredded the pelootn as soon as the road went up out of Bundoran, writes Patrick Clarke [More]


'The bunch exploded into many pieces and I found myself in the second group'

clock May 23, 2012 21:34 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Halfway through this year's An Post Rás and Patrick Clarke recalls his toughest ever Rás stage of any of the four he has done [More]


Close but no cigar, as stage glory falls short late on

clock May 22, 2012 20:50 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Paddy Clarke endured a suffer-fest in today's third stage of the Rás into Westport, and was undone by some horrible luck in the closing metres [More]


'I saw a gap on the right of the bunch and exploited it'

clock May 21, 2012 18:18 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Day Two at the Rás and Paddy Clarke risked a lot trying to get into the days break, but got little reward. [More]


The three worst letters for a cyclist - DNF

clock April 9, 2012 19:07 by author Brian
It may not have ended like I would have liked but I've no regrets from the 2012 Rás Mumhan [More]


Top ten contenders for Rás Mumhan

clock April 4, 2012 14:27 by author Brian
With just days to go until the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan, Brian Canty runs his eye over the field and profiles the top ten contenders for overall and stage victory. [More]


Small budget, big dreams as An Post announce best ever line-up

clock February 10, 2012 18:11 by author Brian
Brian Canty travelled to Belgium to find out the An Post team's plans for the 2012 season [More]


Eight days in hell, a lifetime of memories

clock May 29, 2011 21:11 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ryan Sherlock ended the An Post Rás on a disappointing note as a mechanical issue saw him drop down almost 40 places on GC, but the good memories from a brutally hard week in the saddle far outweigh the negatives. [More]


The difference between a county rider and a pro.

clock May 27, 2011 20:59 by author Irish Examiner Sports
With just two stages to go, now more than ever Ryan Sherlock must be vigilant as tired bodies result in higher crash rates. Here's his account of today's leg-breaker from Blarney to Tramore. [More]




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