Chris McGlinchey of the Ireland Development Team retained his overall lead of the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan after stage two today. A great day’s racing in atrocious conditions failed to dampen the competitors in Counties, Kerry and Cork with a start and finish in Kenmare over 145kms. But, McGlinchey’s overall control was in doubt right up to the final kilometers. Bryan McChrystal of Team ASEA/Wheelworkx claimed the stage win, but he was denied the leaders jersey. McGlinchey closed down on McChrystal who had made a break from the leading break with 35 kilometers to go. With ten kilometers to go it looked as though McChristal was heading into yellow but McGlinchey denied the former Leeds United footballer when he cut back the advantage from a from a one minute lead to a matter of seconds on the line.
The third stage starts in Waterville today at mid-day.
KerryGroup Ras Mumhan
Details-Stage Two, 145kms/Kenmare-Kenmare.
1 B.McCrystal ( ASEA/Wheelworx, 3hrs.41mins.58secs;
2 C. McGlinchey (Ireland Development Team), @4secs;
3 A. .McCauley ( ASEA/ Wheelworx), @1.17.
King of Mountains.-A.McCauley
Under 23, C. McGlinchey.
Full Stage & GC Results http://rasmumhan.ie/wp-content/uploads/Results-Day-2-v33.pdf