The Kerry Group Ras Mumhan ended today in high drama with overall victory going to the youngest ever winner of the title, Dennis Bakker from Holland. The young Dutchman escaped in three man group, that did not include over night leader Ryan Sherlock in the last twenty kilometers of the four day event held in ‘Kingdom’ of Kerry.
His final winning margin was a mere 11 seconds over the unfortunate Sherlock who fell inside the last five kilometers in a supreme attempt to save the day.
Kerry Group Ras Mumhan Stage four
1 Dennis Bakker (Ruiter Dakkapellen), 2.38.39;
2 Silvan Buis (West Frisa), @2 secs;
3 Sean McFadden (LK Bikes Donegal), @17secs;
4 Paudi O’Brien (Dan Morrissey/Speedy-Spokes), @46 secs;
5 Daniel Clifford (DID/Dunboyne CC), same time;
6 Rober jan Moll (West Frisa), st.
1 Bakker, 11.47.56;
2 Ryan Sherlock (IVERK/Carrick Wheelers), @11;
3 Colin Parrey (Primal Europe), @13;
4 Tom Stockdale (Primal Europe) @1.05;
5 Chris McNamara (Surrey), @1.07;
6 George Harpur (Felt Colbornes), @1.16.
Mountains-Adam Arnstrong (Eurocycles);
Category 2-Matt Slattery (Killarney CC).
Photo by Pat Doherty