ONE4ALL BIKES4WORK SPONSOR AN POST RÁS KOM JERSEY!
One4all Bikes4work are delighted to be the proud sponsors of the King of the Mountain Jersey for the second year in the An Post Rás 2012. The An Post Rás is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland. The race is Ireland's number one cycling event and will take place from May 20th - 27th, 2012.
The One4all Bikes4Work King of the Mountains Jersey Classification will be awarded to the best mountain climber in the race. This prestigious jersey goes to the rider with the most mountain points at the finish of each stage. Points are awarded to leading riders passing each designated summit with extra points on the most severe climbs.
This is the second year of An Post's sponsorship of the celebrated Rás Tailteann, which is more commonly known as The Rás. This is a special year for the race, it being the 60th edition of The Rás. The epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since. It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class sporting action and a significant economic boost to towns and villages nationwide.
The Rás has a worldwide reputation of being a gruelling challenge in the elite, international calendar. The open racing style allows amateur county and club riders to pit themselves against domestic and international professionals.
This year's race gets underway in Dunboyne, Co. Meath. It will then move clockwise around the country, and includes stage finishes in Kilkenny, Gort, Westport, Bundoran, Buncrana, Killybegs and Cootehill, before concluding with the now-customary crowd-thronged finale in Skerries, North County Dublin.
The route covers 1168 kilometres with 28 categorised climbs, including three of the country's most challenging ascents.
Find out more here - http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/IrishCyclingRas/Home/
AN POST RÁS 2012 STAGE DETAILS.
STAGE 1, SUNDAY 20TH MAY DUNBOYNE – KILKENNY 147 KMS.
DUNBOYNE, (Kilcock), Prosperous, Hill of Allen Hot Spot Sprint, Milltown, Kildare, Nurney, Athy, Ballylynan Post Office Hot Spot Sprint, Farnons Hill Category 3 KOM, Castlecomer, Glenmagoo Category 2 KOM & Hot Spot Sprint, Dunmore, KILKENNY.
STAGE 2, MONDAY 21st MAY, KILKENNY – GORT 158 KMS.
KILKENNY, Freshford Post Office Sprint, Urlingford Post Office Sprint, Two Mile Borris, Thurles, Ballcahill, Coonmore Category 3 KOM, Rear Cross, Newport, Birdhill, Ballina, Killaloe, Ogonelle Category 3 KOM, Tuamgraney, Scariff, Lecarrow Category 3 KOM, Aylebaun Category 3 KOM, Killanena Category 3 KOM, GORT.
STAGE 3, TUESDAY 22nd MAY, GORT – WESTPORT 145 KMS.
GORT, Ardrahan, Galway, Moycullen Post Office Sprint, Roscahill, Oughterard, An Teach Deolta (Maam Cross), Tir na Cille Category 3 KOM, An Mám, Gowlaun Category 2 KOM, Finny, Maumtrasna Category 1 KOM, Tuar Mhic Éadaigh (Tourmakeady), WESTPORT.
STAGE 4, WEDNESDAY 23RD MAY, WESTPORT – BUNDORAN 135 KMS.
WESTPORT, Castlebar, Ballyvary, Charlestown, Tobercurry, Ballinacarrow, Sligo, Rathcormack, Drumcliff, Grange, Cliffony, BUNDORAN.
STAGE 5, THURSDAY 24TH MAY, BUNDORAN – BUNCRANA 149 KMS.
BUNDORAN, Ballyshannon, Barnesmore Gap Category 3 KOM, Ballybofey, Stranorlar, Drumkeen, Maghera Beg Category 3 KOM, Burt Post Office Sprint, Burnfoot, Buncrana, Slavery Category 3 KOM, Old Mountain Category 3 KOM, Pinch Mountain Category 2 KOM, Clonmany, Dunaff, Mamore Gap Category 1 KOM, Old Mountain Category 3 KOM, BUNCRANA.
STAGE 6, FRIDAY 25TH MAY, BUNCRANA – KILLYBEGS 134 KMS.
BUNCRANA, Burnfoot, Bridgend, Letterkenny, Meenirroy Category 2 KOM, Fintown, Glenties, Ardara, Glengesh Pass Category 1 KOM, Meananeary, Carrick, Bogagh Category 2 KOM, Kilcar, Bavin Category 2 KOM, KILLYBEGS.
STAGE 7, SATURDAY 26TH MAY, DONEGAL – COOTEHILL 161 KMS.
DONEGAL TOWN, Bundoran, Kinlough, Rossinver, Kilthyclogher, Glenfarne Post Office Sprint, Dowra, Bellavalley Category 2 KOM, Bawnboy, Ballyconnell, Belturbet, Redhills, Scotshouse, Kavanagks Hill Category 3 KOM, Newbliss, COOTEHILL.
STAGE 8, SUNDAY 27TH MAY, COOTEHILL – SKERRIES 139 KMS.
COOTEHILL, Shercock, Kingscourt, Nobber Post Office Sprint, Wilkinstown, Gormanlough, Slane Category 3 KOM, Balrath Cross, Kilmoon Cross, Pluckhimin Category 3 KOM, Garristown, Naul, Balrothery, Cross of the Cage Category 3 KOM, Skerries, Black Hills Category 3 KOM, Skerries, Black Hills Category 3 KOM, SKERRIES.