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1976 Fons Steuten Holland Wins Discover Ireland Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 10, 2007, 09:00

Photographed at reception In Dublin to announce details of the Discover Ireland Rás Tailteann.

Discover Ireland Rás Tailteann

 12th - 20th. June 1976


Stage 1A: Sligo Time Trial 

Stage 1B: Sligo To Clifden, 105 Miles.
Sligo, Ballysodare, Tobbercurry, Charlestown, Swinford, Bellavary, Castlebar, Westport, Leenane, Letterfrack, Clifden.

Stage 2: Clifden To Lisdoonvarna, 90 Miles.
Clifden, Recess, Maam-Cross, Oughterard,  Moycullen, Galway, Oranmore, Kilcolgan, Kinvarna, Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna.

Stage 3: Lisdoonvarna To Listowel, 90 Miles.
Lisdoonvarna, Kilfenora, Corofin, Ennis, Newmarket-On-Fergus, Limerick,
Adare, Rathkeale, Ardagh, Athea, Listowel.  

Stage 4: Listowel To Valentia Island, 81 Miles.

Listowel, Castlemaine, Killorglin, Cromane, Glenbeigh, Cahirsiveen, Portmagee, Valentia, Knightstown.

Stage 5: Valentia To Kenmare, 65 Miles.
Valentia, Portmagee, Ballinskelligs, New Chapel, Ballaghoisin, Pass- Ballach, Beama, Molls-Gap, Kenmare.

Stage 6: Kenmare To Mitchelstown, 81 Miles.

Kenmard, Kilgarvan, Coolea, Ballyvourney, Macroom, Coachford, Donoughmore, Mallow, Kildodery, Mitchelstown.

Stage 7: Mitchelstown To Carlow, 84 Miles.

Mitchelstown, Cahir, Clonmel, Callan, Kilkenny, Paulstown, Leighlinbridge, Carlow.

Stage 8: Carlow   To Bray, 77 Miles.
Carlow, Castledermot, Baltinglass, Kiltegan, Aughavannagh, Drumgoff, Laragh, Gallygap, Roundwood, Newtownmountkennedy, Delgany, Bray

Stage 9: Bray to Dublin, 67 Miles.
Bray, Enniskerry, Glencree, Gallygap, Brittas, Saggart, Newcastle, Lucan, Tinkers-Hill, Greenmount, Castleknock, Whitegates (Phoenix-Park) And 10 Laps Of The 2 Mile Circuit

Race Director :     Paddy Callaghan

French Team: C. Rolland, F. Perez, P. Hoffert, J.C. Breuer Race Leader And Stage Winner And J.J. Cornet

Stage Winners:

Noel Clarke Meath Collins After His Stage Seven Win In Carlow

Stage 1A: Sligo Time Trial  2 Mlies     D. Devin, (Ireland)  4-17

Stage 1B: Sligo To Clifden, 105 Miles. S. Kennesy (Meath Collins)  5-00-16

Stage 2:   Clifden To Lisdoonvarna, 90 Miles.  P.Flanagan (Kildare)  4-01-20

Stage 3:
   Lisdoonvarna To Listowel, 90 Miles.  B. Power (Ireland) 3-40-00

Stage 4:
   Listowel To Valentia Island,81 Miles.   J.C. Breure (France)  3-20-00

Stage 5:   Valentia To Kenmare, 65 Miles.  B. Power (Ireland) 3-00-00

Stage 6:
   Kenmare To Mitchelstown, 81 Miles.  J. Zebisch (Germany) 3-20-00

Stage 7:
   Mitchelstown To Carlow, 84 Miles.  N. Clarke (Meath Collins) 3-30-00

Stage 8:
   Carlow To Bray, 77 Miles.  J. Zebisch (Germany)  3-20-00

Stage 9:
   Bray to Dublin, 67 Miles.   F. Perez (France) 2-40-00


Winning Stage 2 Into Clifden Got Paddy Flanagan, Kildare In Yellow

Satge 3 Paddy Flanagan, Kildare Crashes Out Of The Race


General Classification











F. Steuten, Holland

C. Nulty, Meath Nulty  

M. Nulty, Meath Nulty

D. Devin, Ireland

B. Power, Ireland

S. Kennedy, Meath Collins

N. Clarke, Meath Collins

F. Perez, France

C.Rolland, France

E. Connolly, Meath Tayto












Mick Nulty, Mountains Winner 1976


Francis Perez, France Points winner 1967


International Team: France
F. Perez C.Rolland,P. Hoffert, J.C.Breure J.J Cornet

County Team:  Nulty Providers Meath
M. Nulty, C.Nulty, M.Fay. M.Kennedy, J. Shevlin


Bobby Power, Ireland Double Stage Winner

List Of Competitors 1976


1.    A.Chibane

2.    A. K. Chibane

3.    A. K. Lagab

4.    A. Mustfa

5.    A. N. Boubouthane










11. J. C. Breure

12. C. Rolland

13. J.J. Cornet

14. F. Perez

15. P. Foffert



16. J. Zebisch

17. B. Zebish

18. W. Leibel

19. J. Spitzner

20. H. Briemrieder



21. F. Steuten

22. H. Crins

23. J. Beurskens

24. M. Heyden

25. H. De Hey



26. B. Power

27. D. Devin

28. M. Breen

29. J. McNally

30. L. Keegan



31. J. McGarry

32. G. Lundy

33. T. Murphy

34. T. McKee

35. J. McNally


36. M. Bann-Lavery

37. D. Trainor

38. F. Morris

39. D. Brown

40. J. Bidwell



41. M. Cahill

42. E. Deady

43. D. O’Connell



44. S. O’Hanlon

45. P. Rogers

46. A. Byrne



47. P. Landy

48. A. O’Halloran

49. T. Sullivan

50. E. Breen

51. M. Lacey



52. P. Flanagan

53. E. Thackaberry

54. M. Kinsella

55. J. Kearney

56. W. McConn



57. J. Murphy

58. C. Rooney

59. P. Arrowsmith


Meath Collins

60. S. Kennedy

61. L. Clarke

62. N. Clarke

63. B. Connaughton

64. C. Reynolds


Meath Nulty

65. C. Nulty

66. M. Nulty

67. M. Fay

68. M. Kennedy

69. J. Shevlin


Meath Tayto

70. E. Connely

71. B. McKenna

72. M. McKenna

73. T. P. Reilly

74. K. Reilly


Meath North

75. R. Scanlon

76. J. Roche

77. A. Whearty

78. M. Grimes


Meath O

79. S. Maguire

80. D. Meehan

81. T. Booth

82. P. Byrne



83. E. Scully

84. J. Madden



85. T. Mooney

86. M. O’Hara

87. M. Callaghan

88. F. McGovern



89. Joe Cashin

90. J. Cashin

91. W. Kennedy


The Bunch On The Circuit in the Phoenix Park Just Look at the crowds
Fons Stuten Holland crossing the finish line in the Phoenix Park
L To R, Sally Ryan, Colm Nulty 2nd Overall Fons Stuten Holand 1st Overall, Mick Nulty 3rd and Mountains winner overall & Tommy Sheehan National Cycling Association at the presentation of the 1976 Discover Ireland Ras Tailteann in the Phoenix Park
Fons Steuten Holland Winner In 1976

Larry Clarke Meath Collins leads Bobby Power Ireland in the yellow jersey for the 3 day

Denis Devin Ireland 4th Overall @1.19
Tipperary Team Billy Kennedy, John Cashin & Joe Cashin

Anthony O'Halloran, Kerry

Presentation made to Paddy Flanagan, Kildare in Co Clare
Race Director Paddy O'Callaghan Presents The International Team Prize To C. Rolland
International winning team France 1976
Tommy Sheehan P.A, For The Discover Rás Talteann
The 1976 Eire Og, Sligo, Team. L to R. Mick Clancy,Martin O'Hara, Tony Mooney, M. O'Callaghan, Francis McGovern & Joe Mullaney
Trophy presented in Bray at the stage end

Photographs © Copyright www.rástailteann.com

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