Anna Shackley was safely in the main peloton to take the overall victory in Rás na mBan '21 as the race finished on The Parade in front of Kilkenny Castle.

The Team GB rider finished the week just five seconds clear of her national squad team-mate Abi Smith, with Loec Adegeest of the Netherlands (Jan van Arckel) third overall at 44 seconds.

Best of the Irish was Alice Sharpe of Team Ireland National Squad, fourth at 57s from Shackley, with her team-mate Kelly Murphy fifth at 1m31s and Natalie Grinczer (CAMS Basso) sixth, while the Irish National team scooped the overall team prize.

New Ross native Linda Kelly, guesting with Cycling Munster, scooped the Kilkenny County Council Best Irish Rider jersey, finishing the week 5m23s clear of team mate Becky Woods.

Anna Shackley also ended any mathematical chance of losing the Wicklow 200 IVCA Queen of the Mountains title by leading the field across the top of the single classified climb of Woodstock after 42km.

By the end of the day she had also taken the Women's Cycling Ireland best Young Rider jersey to go with her overall success and her stage four victory in an impressive haul for the 20 year-old Scot.