Chris McGlinchey of the Ireland Development Team was the winner of stage one of the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan four-day International Cycle Race in Kllorglin Co. Kerry today. He was part of a nine man group that dominated the stage. McGlinchey outsprinted Daire Feely Team ITAP with 2014 winner Mark Dowling of ASEA Wheelworx next over the line in third place.
“It was great for the team. Admittedly we had four members in the break which was a real bonus. The decisive move came when a group of nine detached themselves from the peloton after 30kms of racing. Each and everyone were willing to maximise the advantage. In the end I positioned myself well in the uphill sprint to record a major success on the road,” said Chris.
Kerry Group Ras Mumhan, Stage one, Killorglin/Killorglin, 93kms
C. McClinchey (Ireland Development Team) 2hrs.19mins.05secs;
2 D. Feely (ITAP), @2sscs;
3 M. Dowling (ASEA/Wheelworx), @4secs;
4 S. Lacey (Aquablue), @7secs;
5 D. O’Mahony (Ireland Development Team), @9secs;
6 C. McCauley (Ireland Development Team).
Mountains-A. McAuley (ASEA/Wheelworkx).
Senior Two-H. Cooke (Limerick Delta Racing Team.
Stage 2 Kenmare, 145kms, 11am. Start.
Radio Kerry Report – http://www.radiokerry.ie/sport/takes-opening-stage-of-kerry-group-ras-mumhan/