|Dillon Corkery Of Team Ireland Claims First Irish Stage Victory On Stage 4 Of Rás Tailteann 2023 Into Monaghan |
Dillon Corkery of Team Ireland won today’s FBD Insurance sponsored stage 4 after proving fastest in a sprint victory after 175.9km of racing.
Second over the line was Finn Crockett of Derry: Foyle CC followed by Matthew Fox of Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli. The general classification remains unchanged as Conor McGoldrick of UK: Trek Richardson continues to wear the Bective Stud yellow jersey leading by 4 seconds over Dan Gardener of UK: Embark Spirit followed by Joseph Laverick of the Derry: Foyle CC team in third.
McGoldrick also continues to lead the Cycling Ireland KoH classification, while the City Break Apartments points classification is still led by Matthew Fox of Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli following back-to-back victories over stage 2 and 3. JB Murphy of Cycling Leinster was first county rider home today and winner of the Festina County Rider award. Conn McDunphy of Cycling Leinster continues to wear the Sport Ireland county rider jersey following his placing today. Aaron Wade of Team Ireland also continues to lead the Spin 11 U23 classification.
|Dillon Had A Good Time In Monaghan|
How it Unfolded
40km of racing which featured Dom Jackson of UK: Foran CC and Damien Clayton of UK: Embark Spirit who started the stage in 5th and 12th plac
Today’s stage 4 of Rás Tailteann 2023 saw the riders faced with a 175.9km journey from Charlestown to Monaghan which featured 3 categorised climbs.
After a ceremonial start in Charlestown town centre, the race commenced and maintained a blistering pace averaging 47.4km over the first hour of racing. A dangerous move of 11 riders went clear after e respectively. Although the gap went out to over 3 minutes at one point, the yellow jersey Conor McGoldrick alongside his team UK: Trek Richardson organized a chase which saw the gap come down to 50 seconds with 40km of racing remaining. Marcus Christie of UK: CC Isle of Man pushed on alone up front but was reeled in by the chasing peloton within the last 15km of racing.