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Burren Cycling Rás Tailteann Team 2022
Richard Meaney
Burren cycling club are delighted to announce that for the first time since 1991 County Clare will have a team of riders racing this year’s international acclaimed Rás Tailteann bike race.

This years Rás is a 5-stage race starting in Dublin on Wednesday June 15th. & finishing in Dundalk on the 19th of June.

Danny MacDonald
County Clare will again host a stage finish with Stage 3 bringing riders from Newcastlewest to Lisdoonvarna- a gruelling 175 km’s the longest stage of this year’s Rás.

The Burren Cycling Club was set up on November 28th 2003 by cycling enthusiasts John Nilan and Patrick O’Donoghue. The club has continued to grow in numbers over the years with current membership running at over 110 members.

To cater for a growing racing cohort Burren CC set up a racing side to the club to assist racing riders develop. The racing side of the club was formed in 2016 and has gone from strength to strength. Burren CC have had its best racing year to date with multiple victories & placings in races across the country so far this year. Mark Shannon from Bellharbour is currently the highest ranked rider on Cycling Irelands ranking tables.

Team Dan Morrissey-Pactimo Announce Rás Team
Conor Hennebry and Adam Stenson Carlow Dan MorrisseyTeam
Team Dan Morrissey-Pactimo are delighted to announce their Rás Tailteann team for Ireland’s biggest cycling race. With Dan Morrissey as sponsor, the team starts with an extensive and memorable Rás history over more than twenty years with county team and stage prizes in the past. The team is sponsored by Dan Morrissey Quarry Group and Pactimo clothing, with Helmets by POC. More>>>

Spin 11 To Sponsor Under 23 Classification Jerseys
Cáirde Rás Tailteann announces the support of Spin11 who have stepped up again in 2022 to continue their long association with An Rás Tailteann to provide all the daily classification and final winners jerseys. In particular supporting the under 23 classification for emerging talent.

Final Three International Teams Confirmed For Rás 22
Archie Ryan Team Ireland
An Rás wouldn’t be an Rás without the participation of our own Irish team.

Showcasing some of the best up and coming Irish talent and future prospects, the Irish team is always one to put in a big performance in its home event. No less should be expected in 2022 as they aim to fill the shoes and follow in the footsteps of the big names that went before them.
Race Director Ger Campbell when asked about the teams' participation said ‘’the Rás certainly wouldn’t be the Ras without the Irish team and that is no less the case in 2022. The Irish team always acquits itself well and we don’t expect anything less this year” he added “we think that this team has the prerequisites for both stage and overall honours, we just have to wait and see how they assess their fellow competitors and adapt their game plan according to how the race unfolds” More>>>

Festina To Sponsor Daily County Rider Award
Cáirde Rás Tailteann announces the support of Festina watches who have come on board to present the winner of the county rider daily award with a Festina watch for their efforts.

Race Director Gerard Campbell observed "in another vote of confidence in our efforts to put An Rás Tailteann back on the road in 2022. Cáirde Rás Tailteann is grateful that a well-known brand such as Festina has stepped up to acknowledge one of the most important elements of the race and in doing so acknowledge the efforts of our domestic county riders each day" More>>>

U.S.A. England And London Irish Teams Confirmed
Tobias Dahlhaus London Irish - Foran CCC
Joe Rees England Embark - Bikestrong
USA - Good Guys Racing Team

Reaffirming the appeal of An Rás Tailteann to the international cycling community. It is a testament to the stature of the race that again welcomes a team from the USA. This year the USA – Good Guys Racing Team, based out of the heart of New York City travels over the Atlantic Ocean specially to lay down its challenge for honours in the 2022 event.

What started as a self-described modest team, has quickly evolved into one of the powerhouses of Road Racing in the North Eastern Corner of USA. In 2021, Good Guys Racing competed in The US Criterium Series all across the United States, against top professional teams.

Ireland Team Named For 67th. Ras Tailteann
Archie Ryan Team Ireland
Cycling Ireland has named a strong line-up of young riders for the 67th edition of Rás Tailteann, a 5-day stage race hosted on the roads from Ireland from June 15 to 19.

Rás Tailteann is the second stage race of the season for Cycling Ireland’s U23 Road Programme which enjoyed considerable success at Flèche du Sud (2.2) last week. Dean Harvey and Matthew Devins both recorded top-10 results, finishing with 7th and 9th respectively on stages.

Rás Tailteann will see new names get an opportunity to showcase their talent under the guidance of U23 Programme Lead, Martyn Irvine, and senior professional Rory Townsend, who takes on the road captaincy.

Announcement Of County Rider Classification Sponsor
Cáirde Rás Tailteann is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with Bective Stud as the sponsor of the highly competitive, daily county rider's classification during the 2022 race.

This is a classification that has animated editions of An Rás now for many years and is one of the most fiercely contested classification prizes of the event. More>>>

More Internaional Teams Confirmed For Rás 22
FBD Insurance Sponsor Of Stage Winners Jersey
This year An Rás welcomes a team from Spain. The Spanish – Brocar Ale team.

Ger Campbell 2022 race director noted “We are excited to extend a hearty céad mille fáilte to this team representing Spain. We are expecting exciting things from this team and look forward to watching how the race unfolds for them in their first participation in An Rás Tailteann”

The 67th edition of the race take place between June 15th-19th and will travel clockwise around Ireland with stage finishes in Horse and Jockey, Castleisland, Lisdoonvarna, Kilbeggan, before starting the final stage in Kinnegad to the finishing circuit in seaside town of Blackrock, Co. Louth. Riders will cover 756km with 8 categorised climbs which will act as a platform for attacking riders to battle it out for the coveted Rás yellow jersey.

City Break Apartments To Sponsor Green Points Jersey In Rás Tailteann 15th. to 19th. June
Publicising another of the main classification sponsors for the 2022 edition of An Rás.

Cáirde Rás Tailteann announces the addition of City Break Apartments as the sponsor of the coveted points classification jersey, for the 2022 race.

Race Director Gerard Campbell noted “Cáirde Rás Tailteann is exceptionally happy that City Break Apartments have joined forces with us to support and sponsor the prestigious points classification, a competition that reflects consistency of individual stage performance every day of the event” More>>>

Last Updated: Oct 5th, 2023 - 19:56:03

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