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Bugter Blasts Home First in Listowel, Winning Stage 3
When you know you have won the stage Luuc Bugter, Delta Team Netherlands

Luuc Bugter Delta Team Netherlands Stage winner
Cyrille Thiery, Switzerland National Team Race Leader

Second on stages one and two, things came right for Luuc Bugter on day three of the Rs Tailteann, with the Dutchman winning a big bunch sprint into Listowel.

The Netherlands Delta Cycling X rider beat Lucas Carstensen (Germany Bike Aid) by half a wheel, with Lindsay De Vylder (Belgian National Team) third and stage two winner Robert-Jon McCarthy (Ireland National Team) fourth.

Belgian National Team rider Robbe Ghys (Belgian National Team) and Louis Rose-Davies (Britain Canyon Eisberg) completed the top six.

It went well because we had one guy in the break, Bugter said. That got caught with eight kilometres to go, and then I knew the team was going to pull me to the front. I had good legs to win the sprint, so it was a perfect day. More>>>


Stage 3 Results Tipperary To Listowel 140 Kms.
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RS Tailteann 18 Stage 3 Pictures Tipperary To Listowel 140 Kms.
Luuc Bugter, Team Delta Netherlands takes stage three in the green points leaders jersey
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McCarthy Marks Successful Comeback with second Rs Win
Robert Jon McCarthy, Ireland National Team winner of stage two Athlone To Tipperery


Robert Jon McCarthy, Ireland National Team stage winner
Cyrille Thiery, Switzerland National In Yellow for the second day

Robert Jon McCarthy picked up the second Rs Tailteann stage win of his career in Tipperary on Monday, following up on his stage one victory in 2014. The Ireland National Team rider beat Luuc Bugter (Netherlands Delta Cycling X), Lindsay De Vylder (Belgian National Team), Simon Ryan (Cork STRATA 3 - VeloRevolution Cycling Team), Thery Schir (Switzerland National Team) and 73 others in a big sprint to the line.

In addition to Ryans impressive fourth place, a second Irish county rider Padi OBrien (Dublin Team Gerard DHL) also finished in the top ten, netting eighth.

McCarthy has had a bumpy time since winning his first Rs stage win four years ago. He became disillusioned with the sport in mid 2015 and walked away from it, but then returned to racing at the start of last year. In the meantime he changed his nationality back from Australian to Irish, and donned his first-ever Irish national team jersey on Sundays opening stage of the Rs. More>>>


Stage 2 Results Athlone To Tipperary 148 Km
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RS Tailteann 18 Stage 2 Pictures Athlone To Tipperary 148.7 Km
Robert Jon McCarthy, Ireland National Team winner of stage two Athlone To Tipperery
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Swiss Rider Thiery Seizes Rs Tailteann Lead In Athlone
Cyrille Thiery, Switzerland National Team Race Leader
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Stage 1 Results Drogheda To Athlone 136 Km.
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Ras Tailteann 18 Stage 1 Pictures Drogheda To Athlone 136Km.
Cyrille Thiery, Switzerland National Team winner of stage one
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Official Start List Of Competitors Rs Tailteann 2018
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