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1986 Stephen Spratt Tipperary-Yoplait Wins FBD Milk Rás Tailteann
By Eddie Dawson
May 10, 2007, 18:00



FBD Milk Rás 

9 Day International Cycle Race


21th.- 29th. June 1986




Race Director:      Dermot Dignam

Dermot Dignam Race Director

Ray Kennedy With Sean Kelly And Stephen Roche At The Start Of The 1986 Rás


Stage 1A:  Individual Time Trial Howth Hill, 2 Kms.


Stage 1B:  Dublin To Drogheda, 111 Kms.

Neutralized To Finglas, Ashbourne, Slane, Collen Road, Drogheda, Tullyesker KOM, Monasterboice, Collen Road, Drogheda Tullyesker KOM, Monasterboice, Collen Road, Drogheda.


Stage 2:    Mullingar To Galway, 137 Kms.

Mullingar, Loughanavally, Ballymore, Athlone, Ballinasloe, Loughrea, Craughwell, Oranmore, Galway.


Stage 3:    Galway To Kanturk, 214 Kms.

Galway, Oranmore, Kilcolgan, Ardrahan, Gort, Tulla, O'Callaghans Mills, Broadford, Bridgetown, O'Briens Bridge, Montpelier, Castleroy, Limerick, Ballyneety, Bruff, Kilmallock, Rath Luirc, Dromina, Ferrymount, Kanturk. 


Stage 4:    Kanturk To Dingle, 123 Kms.

Kanturk, Newmarket, Rockchaple, Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Listowel, Tralee, Stradbelly, Connor-Pass KOM, Dindle.


Stage 5:    Dingle To Killorglin, 113 Kms.

Dingle, Ventry, Slea Head, Donchaoin, Baile an Fleirthearaigh, Ventry, Dunchaoin, Dingle, Connor-Pass KOM, Stradbally, Tralee, Castlemaine, Milltown, Killorglin.


Stage 6:    Tralee Town Center Criterium One Hour Plus Five Laps
The Mall, Ash Street, N.C.Road, Rock Street, The Mall


Stage 7:    Killorglin To Blarney, 122 Kms.

Killorglin, Killarney, Poulgorm Bridge, County Bounds KOM, Baile Bhuirne, Macroom, Coachford, Drispey, Kerry Pike, Blarney.


Stage 8:    Blarney To Cobh, 45 Kms.

Blarney, Neutralized To Cork, Cobh, Plus Four Laps Of Two Mile Town Circuit, Including 250M. Long West View Climb in Town Center.


Stage 9:    Cobh  To Kilkenny, 157 Kms.
Cobh, Middleton, Dungourney, Tallow, Lismore, Clogheen, Ardfinnan, 

Clonmel, Ninemilehouse, Callan, Kilkenny Plus 3 Laps, Castle Street, Patrick Street, Waterford Road, Larchfield, Castle Street.

Stage10:   Tullow  To Naas, 124 Kms.
Transfer to Tullow, Shillelagh, Tinahealy, Aughrim, Aughavannagh KOM, Drumfoff KOM, Laragh, Roundwood, Luggala KOM, Sallygap KOM, Ballysmutton Bridge, Oldcourt KOM, Blessington, Eadstown, Punchestown, Naas.


Stage11:   Naas  To Enniskerry, 73 Kms.
Naas, Ballymore Eustace, Hollywood KOM, Wicklow Gap KOM, Glendalough, Annamoe, Roundwood, Killough, Kilmacanogue, Kilcorney Enniskerry.

Stage12:   Enniskerry To Dun Laoghaire, 1 Hour Criterium.

The Bunch Going Through Drogheda On The Way To The Finish In West Street

Andrew Hitchens, Tipperary Yoplait Beats Dave Spenser East Midlands To Take Stage 2 In Drogheda

Terry McManus Kerry, Bobby Power Tipperary Yoplait & Stephen Spratt Tipperary Yoplait


Stage Winners:


Andrew Hitchens Winner Into Drogheda And Mountains Leader


Stage 1A:  Individual Time Trial Howth Hill, 2 Kms.   D. Gilleran (Dublin Carlsberg)  3.54


Stage 1B:  Dublin To Drogheda, 111 Kms.   A. Hitchens (Tipperary-Yoplait)  2-11-23


Stage 2:    Mullingar To Galway, 137 Kms.  E. Madden (Dublin Westinghouse)  2-58-15


Stage 3:    Galway To Kanturk, 214 Kms.   A. Hitchens (Tipperary-Yoplait)  5-04-19


Stage 4:    Kanturk To Dingle, 123 Kms.    A. Johnston (British East Midlands)  3-20-29


Stage 5:    Dingle To Killorglin, 113 Kms.    C. McCann (Ireland Snowcream)  2-56-58


Stage 6:    Tralee Town Center Criterium    S. Porter (Isle-Of-Man)  58.55


Stage 7:    Killorglin To Blarney, 122 Kms.   S. Spratt (Tipperary-Yoplait)  2-40-54


Stage 8:    Blarney To Cobh, 45 Kms.     A. Harrison  (Ireland Snowcream)  38-48


Stage 9:    Cobh  To Kilkenny, 157 Kms.   J. McGahan (Cork D. Dennehy Hino)  3-49-05

Stage10:   Tullow  To Naas, 124 Kms.    A. O'Gorman  (Ireland Snowcream)  3-16-47


Stage11:   Naas  To Enniskerry, 73 Kms.   T. McManus (Kerry)  1-50-33

Stage12:   Enniskerry To Dun Laoghaire,  1 Hour Criterium.  J. shand (VC D'Or London) 1-12-03

Stephen Spratt Tipperary Yoplait On His Way To Winning The FBD Rás

Andy Johnston British East Midlands Winner Of Stage 4

Dave Spencer 2nd On Stage And Race Leader

Cormac McCann Ireland Snowcream Winner Of Stage 5 Into Killorglin


General Classification












S. Spratt, Tipperary-Yoplait
M. Kinsella, Ireland Snowcream

A. Hitchens, Tipperary-Yoplait

A. Harrison, Ireland Snowcream

D. Spencer, British East Midlands

M. Kelly, Isle-Of-Man

C. McCann, Ireland Snowcream

B. Osborne, Cork D. Dennehy Hino
P. Madden, Dublin Westinghouse
L. Roche, Young Ireland

 31-17-24       00-17








A. Hitchens Tipperary Yoplait

M. Kinsella Ireland Snowcream

International Team Ireland Snoecrean
M. Kinsella, C. McCann, A. Harrison, A.O'Gorman

County Team Tipperary Yoplait
B. Power, S. Spratt, L.Power, V. Kelly, S. Delaney, A. Hitchens


Laurence Roche Young Ireland 10th Overall @ 6-24



List Of Competitors 1986



1.          C. McCann

2.          A. O’Gorman

3.          A. Harrison

4.          M. Kinsella



5.          P. Ferris

6.          J. Wright

7.          T. Ferris

8.          B. Scott



9.          P. Moeck

10.       S. Triebsees

11.       F. Wasmutr

12.       M. Niemann


Young Ireland

13.       L. Roche

14.       B. Osborne

15.       J. Dalby

16.       P. Stewart








British East Midlands

21.       D. Spencer

22.       A. Johnston

23.       K. Davis

24.       M. Webster


C.C. Bowland

25.       J. Schools

26.       P. Leigh

27.       J. Walpole

28.       A. Crawshaw


Wang V. C. D’Or

29.       J. Shand

30.       L. Rowe

31.       P. Rogers

32.       P. Shawyer


Isle Of Man

33.       M. Kelly

34.       S. Porter

35.       R. Chamberlain

36.       R. Fletcher



37.       I. Chivers

38.       J. Barr

39.       M. Quinn

40.       A. Irvine

41.       G. Irvine

42.       B. Gowdy


D. Dennehy Hino

43.       D. Crowley

44.       G. Madden

45.       A. Dineen


47.       J. McGahan

48.       B. Osbourne



49.       C. Braham

50.       M. Young

51.       T. Lane

52.       P. Kelly

53.       J. Quinn

54.       G. Monihane


Trusthouse Forte

55.       M. Thompson

56.       P. McKenna

57.       A. Hickey

58.       S. Clarke

59.       J. Farrell

60.       D. Banks



61.       E. Madden

62.       D. Shannon

63.       P. Madden

64.       C. Carroll

65.       S. Bracken

66.       K. O’Brien



67.       D. Gilleran

68.       G. Thompson

69.       P. Steward

70.       M. McKenna

71.       C. McKenna

72.       J. McQuaid



73.       L. Murphy

74.       A. Mahon

75.       C. Sower

76.       N. O’Reilly

77.       E. Williams

78.       D. Murphy


Victor Hotel

79.       C. O’Higgins

80.       D. Garland

81.       N. Beggs

82.       P. McWeeney



83.       S. Mannion

84.       P. Kilcourse

85.       M. Shaughnessy

86.       D. Monaghan

87.       P. Corcoran

88.       G. Madden



89.       P. Healy

90.       D. Conroy

91.       B. Reidy

92.       T. McManus

93.       T. Brady




95.       J. Donne

96.       S. Kelly

97.       J. Kearney

98.       P. Conniffe

99.       E. Scully



Louth, Drogheda &
Dundalk Dairies

101.     E. Connolly

102.     J. Shortt

103.     A. Irvine

104.     D. Tiernan

105.     P. Keogh

106.     C. McCann



107.     J. Healy

108.     C. Brazil

109.     B. O’Toole

110.     G. Usher

111.     A. Clausen




113.     G. Guiden

114.     P. Sinclair

115.     J. Sweeney

116.     A. Gerrard

117.     B. Millington

118.     B. Coll



119.     P. Cassidy

120.     J. Nolan

121.     K.

122.     D. Ward

123.     C. Moran

124.     J. Gaynor



125.     M. Hayden

126.     G. Mooney

127.     C. Braken

128.     P. Kiernan

129.     D. Doyle

130.     P. Cunniffe



131.     B. Power

132.     S. Spatt

133.     L. Power

134.     V. Kelly

135.     S. Delaney

136.     A. Hitchens



137.     E. McCann

138.     P. Byrne

139.     P. Fahy

140.     J. D’Arcy

141.     B. O’Callaghan

142.     D. McColl



143.     M. Gurhy


145.     R. Whitty





148.     N. Madden

149.     G. Donnelly

150.     B. Graffney




Stephen Spratt, Tipperary with the George Plant Trophy


The 1986 Winning Irish Team Anthony O'Gorman, Mick KInsella, Aidan Harrison, Cormac McCann (Photo courtesy Paul Butler)


Bobby Power, Tipperary and Gary Thompson, Dublin Carlsberg (photo courtesy Paul Butler)


Aidan Harrison, Snowcrean Ireland Team (Photo courtesy Paul Butler)


Adam Wagner, Cork


Julian Dalby, Young Ireland Team


Brendan O Callaghan, Wicklow


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