An Post Rás

As it Happened: An Post Rás - Day 8

Updated: Sunday, 26 May 2013 15:28 | Comments

Can Marcin Bialoblocki hold his lead on the final day?
Can Marcin Bialoblocki hold his lead on the final day?

The final day is a 144.6km race from Naas to Skerries.

As has been the case in recent years, the latter part of this stage will follow familiar roads, including laps of the circuit in Skerries, and should once again attract huge crowds.

After racing through Newbridge the first climb the riders will encounter is the category three Hill of Allen (15.6km).

Next up is the similarly ranked Pluckhimin (88.1km) and Cross of the Cage (108km), then the peloton will reach the finishing circuit and two ascents of the category three Black Hills climb (121.4km and 135.4km).

In recent years riders have managed to win in solo breaks, but a bunch gallop is also very possible, with the race leader and his team looking to keep things together until the line.

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