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Moore Nabs Stage 8, NewtonTakes Overall Victory
With the FBD Insurance Rás concluding today with a flat, one hour criterium, the nature of the stage meant that Chris Newton’s final overall victory was not unexpected. The GB Recycling.co.uk rider started the day with a fourteen second advantage over closest rival Malcolm Elliott and was seen as almost certain to win provided he avoided punctures, crashes and mechanical problems... More>>>

FBD Insurance Rás 2005 - Post-Race Quotes by Shane Stokes
Seamus McCormack FBD,Roberta Rowart, Philip Fitzsimons FBD Chris Newton race winner and Adrian Tahney FBD Insurance

Hegreberg Wins, Newton Set For Overall Win
Morten Hegreberg thundered to the Norway – Sparebanken Vest team’s second stage win in three days this afternoon when he triumphed in the penultimate leg of the FBD Insurance Rás, a tough 138 kilometre race from Rathdrum to Wicklow Town... More>>>

Newton Shows His Power On Stage Six
2003 champion Chris Newton moved an important step closer to victory in this year’s FBD Insurance Rás when he triumphed on today’s 160 kilometre leg from Abbeyleix to Rathdrum. In addition to taking his third... More>>>

Christiansen Wins Mountain Stage, Little Change In Overall
After four stages of aggressive riding, the Norway – Sparebanken Vest team got their payback today when Morten Christiansen outsprinted Irish riders Simon Kelly (Cork Nucleus) and Roger Aiken (Louth – Safe Cycling) plus five other breakaway companions to win the 143 kilometre race from Templemore to Abbeyleix... More>>>

Persistence Pays Off For Elliott
Following two days as runner up to Chris Newton, former top European professional Malcolm Elliott turned the tables on his rival today in winning stage four of the FBD Insurance Rás. The 43 year old Yorkshire – Trinity Capital rider went into the final 200 metres of today’s 162... More>>>

Newton Shows His Superiority
FBD Insurance Rás race leader Chris Newton defended his yellow jersey in the best possible fashion today, sprinting in for his second successive win at the end of the 156 kilometre stage to Lisdoonvarna... More>>>

Newton Takes Stege And Overall Lead
Two years after winning the race overall, English rider Chris Newton showed his good form and determined intentions when he sprinted to a excellent stage win on today’s second stage of the FBD Insurance Rás. The GB – Recycling.co.uk rider reached the finish in Tubbercurry with just one... More>>>

FBD Insurance Ras: Aiken Wins, Hegreberg In Yellow
Roger Aiken showed that his time based in Belgium this season as part of the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy has paid off in spades when he won the opening stage of the 2005 FBD Insurance Rás today... More>>>

Pasing The Baton
Colby Pearce may be managing the team during their stay in Ireland, but the real boss of the TIAA-CREF squad is Jonathan Vaughters, a former top US pro who helped Lance Armstrong to two of his Tour de France victories... More>>>

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