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FBD Insurance Rás Gets All - Clear Result
Kristian House G.B.
Ciaran Power Tipperary
Tests for the use of prohibited substances carried out during the recent FBD Insurance RÁS 8 Day International Cycle Race have all been declared negative. The thirty-two anti-doping tests carried out by the world controlling body, Union Cycliste Internationale, involved riders from most of the nine countries that competed in the race. Stage winners, race leaders on the day and riders selected at random were tested.

Professional teams from Norway, Poland, Australia, Germany, Britain, Canada, USA and Belgium/Ireland participated with the Irish national team, British regional and Irish county teams.

Bartlomiej Matysiak,Poland
Morton Hegerberg,Norway
Announcing the results Race Organiser, Dermot Dignam, complimented the riders for a keenly contested, sporting race.
The race is sponsored by FBD Insurance and is included on the Union Cycliste Internationale Continental Calendar.

The 2007 FBD Insurance RÁS race will take place from 20th to 27th May.


House Wins Closest-Ever FBD Insurance Rás
Although Kristian House went into the final stage of the FBD Insurance Rás with four other riders within striking distance and closest rival Danny Pate (USA – TIAA CREF) on exactly the same overall time, the Britain Recycling.co.uk rider yesterday held on to win one of the biggest races of his career.... More>>>

Matysiak Wins, No Change In Overall Standings
With four riders within striking distance of Kristian House’s yellow jersey, including one rider on exactly the same time, today’s penultimate stage of the FBD Insurance Rás had the potential of being yet another day of upheaval in the general classification of the race... More>>>

Another Stage For Power, Race Leader Evans Falls Back
Yesterday’s sixth day of the FBD Insurance Rás was a rollercoaster one for the Irish contenders, with Tommy Evans (Dublin Usher IRC) taking and then losing the yellow jersey and Ciarán Power sprinting to his second stage win of this year’s race... More>>>

Weiniak Wins Into An Cheathrú Rua Connor Thirs
Twenty-four hours after Ciarán Power took the first home win of this year’s FBD Insurance Rás, Ireland Grant Thornton rider Ryan Connor went close to taking a stage victory when he finished third into An Cheathrú Rua... More>>>

Stage For Power, Pate Pips O'Loughlin For Yellow
As has been the case each day, today’s fourth stage of the FBD Insurance Rás saw another big reshuffle in the general classification. For the third day running the yellow jersey of race leader finished over three minutes back... More>>>

Friedman In Yellow, Fitzgerald Third Behind Marden
How things can change. Yesterday evening it looked likely that this year’s FBD Insurance Rás would be fought out amongst four riders, Danny Pate (USA TIAA-CREF), Martin Pradznovsky (Norway Sparebanken Vest), Wayne Randle (Britain Doncaster Stena Line) and Rob Sharman (Britain Recycling.co.uk)... More>>>

Stage Two To Pate, Many Big Contenders Miss Out
It’s not quite game over, but defending champion Chris Newton, all of the Irish contenders and a host of other good riders have a lot to do now if they are to get back into contention for winning this year’s FBD Insurance Rás. Today was just the second of eight stages but after 180 kilometres of racing in cold wind... More>>>

Evans Louses Out To Newton On Opening Rás Stage
Defending champion Chris Newton showed he means business when he won the opening stage of the 2006 FBD Insurance Rás in Enniscorthy today. The Britain Recyling.co.uk rider took the victory and the first yellow jersey of the race when he profited from a rare error... More>>>

Another Strong Overseas Lineup For The Rás
It’s not that long ago that overall victory in the FBD RÁS was almost certain to fall to the top Irish riders in the race. Granted, many good foreign teams came over to take part but the fact remains that between 1990 and 1999...

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