An Post Rás Stage 8

Stage 8, Sunday 29th May: Kildare - Skerries + 2 Laps of 13.7 kms Circuit, 133 kms

Stage 8, Dé Domhnaigh 29ú Bealtaine / Sunday 29th May.

Kildare - Skerries + 2 Laps of 13.7 kms Circuit, 133 kms.

At 133 kilometres, the race between Kildare and Skerries is the shortest of the eight stages, but the five category three climbs it features will keep things up in the air.

The Hill of Allen comes very early on and could provoke a long break, then later the riders will tackle the ascents of Pluckhimin, Cross of the Cage, plus the Black Hills climb on each of the two 13.8 kilometre finishing circuits in Skerries.

As ever a huge crowd is anticipated at the seaside town, providing a fitting finale after eight days of battle.

Route and Time Schedule

Estimated Time of Arrival at Kilometres per Hour.

48

40

32

Kms.

Mls.

Location

Back wind

Average

Head wind

0

0

Ceremonial Start

12:00

12:00

12:00

 

 

On R415

 

 

 

2

1.2

End of Neutral Section.

12:02

12:03

12:03

0

0

0Kms for Start of Racing

12:02

12:03

12:03

4

2.5

Milltown 

12:07

12:09

12:11

7.2

4.5

Hill of Allen Category 3 KOM

12:11

12:13

12:17

8.5

5.3

Allen 

 

 

 

10

6.2

Kilmeague 

12:15

12:18

12:22

 

 

On R403

 

 

 

16.7

10.4

Prosperous 

12:23

12:28

12:35

23.2

14.4

On R407

12:31

12:37

12:47

24.3

15.1

Painstown

12:32

12:39

12:49

32

19.9

Kilcock

12:42

12:51

13:03

 

 

On R125/N4/R158/L2110/L2207

 

 

 

54.5

33.9

Dunsany 

13:10

13:24

13:45

60.4

37.5

Dunshaughlin 

13:18

13:33

13:57

 

 

On R125

 

 

 

66.1

41.1

Ratoath 

13:25

13:42

14:07

70.2

43.6

Curragha 

13:30

13:48

14:15

72.9

45.3

On N2

13:33

13:52

14:20

73.6

45.7

On L5007

13:34

13:53

14:21

77.7

48.3

Pluckhimin Category 3 KOM

13:39

13:59

14:29

78

48.5

Garristown

13:40

14:00

14:30

 

 

On R130/R122

 

 

 

87.3

54.2

Naul

13:51

14:13

14:47

92.4

57.4

On L1125

 

 

 

95

59

Balrothery

14:01

14:25

15:01

97

60.3

Cross of the Cage Category 3 KOM

14:03

14:28

15:05

97.3

60.5

Point of entry to Skerries circuit

14:04

14:28

15:06

105.6

65.6

Skerries - First passage through Finish Line.

14:14

14:41

15:21

110.2

68.5

Black Hills Category 3 KOM

14:20

14:48

15:30

119.4

74.2

Second passage through Finish Line.

14:31

15:02

15:47

124

77.1

Black Hills Category 3 KOM

14:37

15:09

15:56

133

82.6

SKERRIES - Final passage through Finish Line.

14:48

15:22

16:13

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