Sean McKenna of the Irish National Team has taken over as race leader of the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan after stage three today.
McKenna is also in the lead in the under-23 and king of the mountains categories. He also finished second to Bryan McCrystal of the ASEA team at the end of a tough and demanding course over 125kms which started and finished in the town of Waterville in South Kerry.
One of the many highlights of the stage was the category one climb at Coom an Easpaigh after 91kms. For those who were observing the race, the view of Sceillig Bay was scintillating, but for those making the ascent it was sheer murder.
McCrystal is placed second in the standings. Overnight leader Paudi O’Brien of Osborne Meats/McCarthy Cycles drops down to sixth place overall. Paudi O’Brien the leader for the last two days dropped down the leader board to sixth in the standings.
1 B. McCrystal (ASEA), 3hrs.15mins.52secs;
2 S. McKenna (Ireland), @2secs;
3 A. McAuley (ASEA), @24secs;
4 R, Sherlock (Top Team), @25secs;
5 G .Ferguson (Scotland), st,
6 P. O’Brien (Osborne Meats/McCarthy Cycles), @54secs.
1 McKenna-King of Hills-MCKenna-Under 23-McKenna.
Points-O’Brien. Senior 2-M.Flavin (Dungarvan).
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