This Sunday sees the start of the An Post Rás with the first stage taking the riders from Dunboyne to Longford.
Here is some footage from the Rás Tailteann in 1973 including the finish in the Phoenix Park when the overall winner was Mick O'Donoghue from Carlow. Can you name any of the cyclists?
Some great cycling archive will be featured in Rás Tailteann-Rothaí an tSaoil on TG4 at 9.30pm this evening.
The An Post Rás 2013 continues until Sunday May 26th. Keep up to date with this years Rás at RTÉ Sport