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JLT Condor Team Return To An Post Rás
Ian Bibby
Robert Jon McCarthy
On the heels of last week’s announcement of the first British squads for this year’s An Post Rás, the race organisation has announced that one of that country’s most successful teams will be returning to the event.

The JLT Condor squad is managed by former pro John Herety, who has guided his riders to four overall Rás victories in the past 15 years.

The team will be led by Ian Bibby, who won stage six into Ballinamore in the 2015 An Post Rás and finished fourth overall one year earlier.

Bibby is in impressive form, having recently finished second overall in the Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy in Croatia.

The Englishman will be joined by James Gullen, Ed Laverack, Tom Moses and Irishman Robert-Jon McCarthy.

Two British Squads Announced For 2017 An Post Rás
Marc Potts, Neon Velo England
The addition of two British squads to the seven international teams already announced for this year’s An Post Rás makes the line-up even stronger, with just one month to go ahead of the race start in Dublin Castle.

Race director Tony Campbell has confirmed the return of the Neon Velo team and also the attendance of the Bike Canyon squad, both of whom have strong riders with past experience of the race.

Joe Fry, Bike Channel Canyon.
The Neon Velo squad had an aggressive performance last year and one of its riders, Elliott Porter, showed strong climbing skills until he crashed out of the event.

Porter, the son of former professional Jaanus Kuum and double Olympian Maria Blowe is returning to this year’s team and will be joined by Mike Cuming, Jeremy Durin, Marc Potts and Will Bjergfelt.

“Elliott is an experienced racer,” said team manager Gabby Durrin. “He held the King of the Mountains jersey in the Tour of Korea in 2013 and will be riding the An Post Rás for the fourth time.” More>>>

Slovenian And American Teams Confirmed For 2017 An Post Rás
Tilen Finkst Slovenia
Ziga Rucigaj Slovenia
Anticipation of this year’s An Post Rás (2.2) continues to build with two more strong international squads added to the line-up. ROG Ljubljana from Slovenia and the American CCB Velotooler Cycling Team have confirmed their entry in to the eight day stage race, beginning on Sunday, May 21st from Dublin Castle.

It will be the second appearance in An Post Rás for the American CCB Velotooler Cycling Team, having competed in last year’s edition. Cory Small, who finished sixth overall in the Under-23 classification and Noah Granigan will both return as part of the five man team and will be joined by Cooper Willsey, Jonah Mead VanCort and Jake Sitler.

Team manager, Tim Mitchell confirmed the squad will target the general classification (GC) and admits the experience gained by Small and Granigan last year will give them a better chance of vying for top spot.

Three International Squads Announced For An Post Rás
Thomas Rostollan Armee de Terre France winner of stage five of the 2012 An Post Rás from Bundoran to Buncrana and 2nd overall @ 13 sec.

A further three international squads have been announced to take part in this year’s An Post Rás; the Australian and Belgian national teams plus the French Armee de Terre squad have confirmed they will travel, strengthening this year’s line-up and guaranteeing an aggressive, exciting eight days of racing.

The Australian squad will include former WorldTour pro Cameron Meyer, who has a glittering list of career results. These include World and Commonwealth titles on the track, overall victory in the Tour Down Under, a stage win in the Tour de Suisse and team time trial successes in the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia More>>>

Victorious Dutch And Danish Teams Confirm Their Return For 2017 An Post Rás
Nicolai Brochner, Riwal Platform Denmark double stage winner in the 2016 event

With less than two months to go to the start of An Post Rás, the organisers have announced the first two international teams for this year’s race. Netherlands’ Candidacy Team Delta and Denmark’s Riwal Platform Cycling team have both confirmed they will travel to compete in Ireland’s only UCI ranked cycling race, beginning Sunday, May 21st.


65th Edition Of An Post Rás Sets Demanding Challenge For Riders
Ronan McLaughlin Aqua Blue Academy & Eoin Morton UCD Fitzcycles at the launch of the 2017 An Post Rás

GPO, Dublin, 14th February: The 2017 An Post Rás route was announced this morning at the GPO. Returning to Donegal for the first time in five years, the organisers of An Post Rás have unveiled a challenging route. It features several stages of tough climbing, including two of the most difficult ascents in the country - Mamore Gap and Glengesh Pass.

The 65th edition of the race will travel clockwise around Ireland with stage finishes in Longford, Newport, Bundoran, Buncrana, Dungloe, Donegal town and Ardee before the customary finale in Skerries. Starting in the historic settings of Dublin Castle for the second consecutive year, the race will total just under 1,200 kilometres, and will act as a platform for climbers, sprinters and attacking riders to battle it out for the coveted Rás yellow jersey. More>>>

2017 An Post Rás Route

Clemens Frakhauser Team Tirol Cycling Austria Claims His Second An Post Rás Title
Clemens Frakhauser Claims His Second An Post Rás Title

An Post Rás Stage 8 Pictures Kildare To Skerries
Clemens Fankhauser, Tirol CyclingTeam Austria Becomes The First Man To Win The An Post Rás For The Second Time Seen Here With The George Plant Trophy

Nicolai Brochner Denmark Riwal Platform Wins The Final Stage Of The An Post Rás In Skerries

Results Stage 8 Kildare To Skerries Plus Overall Results
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