An Post Rás 2015 - Stage 2

Dé Luain Bealtaine 18 / Monday May 18

Carlow to Tipperary, 137.2 km:

Stage Summary

  • CARLOW START,
  • Paulstown, Cuffsgrange, Poulacapple, KOM Category 3 at Nine Mile House (km 63.6), Grangemockler, Clonmel Bypass, Cahir, Bansha, KOM Category 3 at Aherlow (km 129.6),  
  • TIPPERARY FINISH.

 

Estimated time of arrival at kilometres per hour

48

40

32

Km

Ml

Location

 

Back wind

Average

Head wind

0.0

0.0

Ceremonial Start

11:00

11:00

11:00

0.2

0.1

Right at T junction traffic lights dir Kilkenny

11:00

11:00

11:00

0.7

0.4

Series of traffic islands (x4)

11:00

11:01

11:01

1.1

0.7

Straight through Roundabout

11:01

11:01

11:02

2.0

1.2

End of neutral section at house on RHS ‘Barrowside’

11:02

11:03

11:03

0.0

0.0

Start of race

11:02

11:03

11:03

5.7

3.5

Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Bagenalstown, R448

11:07

11:08

11:10

5.8

3.6

Roundabout, 1st  exit dir Bagenalstown, Leighlinbridge R448

11:07

11:08

11:10

17.7

11.0

Entering Paulstown

11:22

11:26

11:33

17.7

11.0

60 signs entering Paulstown followed immediately by Traffic islands/jutting kerb

11:22

11:26

11:33

17.8

11.1

Traffic island/central reservation followed by Traffic island x 2

11:22

11:26

11:33

 

 

(Total 5)

 

 

 

18.9

11.7

Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Kilkenny R712

11:23

11:28

11:35

 

 

Riders CAUTION cats eyes on left and centre of road

 

 

 

33.0

20.5

Roundabout 1st  exit dir Kilkenny

11:41

11:49

12:01

34.0

21.1

Old Dublin Road Roundabout, 1st  exit dir Clonmel, Waterford N76

11:42

11:51

12:03

35.0

21.7

Bennetsbridge Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Clonmel

11:43

11:52

12:05

35.5

22.1

Bohernatourish Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Clonmel

11:44

11:53

12:06

36.0

22.4

Central island 200m long at retail park on LHS

11:45

11:54

12:07

36.5

22.7

Waterford Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Callan Clonmel N76

11:45

11:54

12:08

37.0

23.0

Kells Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Callan

11:46

11:55

12:09

37.8

23.5

Callan Road Roundabout, 1st  exit dir Callan 15km on N76

11:47

11:56

12:10

43.0

26.7

Entering Cuffsgrange

11:53

12:04

12:20

50.0

31.1

50km raced at Castleobin House

12:02

12:15

12:33

51.2

31.8

Straight through 4Xroads

12:04

12:16

12:36

52.0

32.3

Straight through major Xroads

12:05

12:18

12:37

58.3

36.2

Entering Poulacapple

12:12

12:27

12:49

63.6

39.5

Ninemilehouse Category 3 KOM

12:19

12:35

12:59

65.2

40.5

50 signs entering Grangemockler

12:21

12:37

13:02

80.7

50.1

Traffic island, followed immediately by

12:40

13:01

13:31

 

 

Kilheffernan Roundabout, 2nd  exit

 

 

 

82.9

51.5

2 x central  reservations

 

 

 

 

 

Ensure riders are kept to LHS of road

 

 

 

 

 

Entering Clonmel Bypass

 

 

 

83.4

51.8

Ferryhouse Roundabout, 2nd  exit

12:44

13:05

13:36

 

 

dir Limerick Town Centre N24

 

 

 

84.4

52.4

Moangarriff Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Limerick, Cahir 21km

12:45

13:06

13:38

86.3

53.6

Carrigeen Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Cahir, Limerick

12:47

13:09

13:41

86.6

53.8

Powerstown Centre Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Cahir

12:48

13:09

13:42

86.8

53.9

Central reservation. Riders keep Left/followed by

12:48

13:10

13:42

87.1

54.1

Fethard  Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Cahir

12:48

13:10

13:43

87.7

54.5

Cashel Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Cahir

12:49

13:11

13:44

90.3

56.1

Cahir Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit dir Cahir

12:52

13:15

13:49

90.4

56.2

Feed zone for 1km

12:53

13:15

13:49

91.4

56.8

Feeding finish at speed camera sign on left

12:54

13:17

13:51

100.5

62.4

Knockagh Roundabout, 1st  exit dir Cahir, R640

13:05

13:30

14:08

102.7

63.8

Entering Cahir

13:08

13:34

14:12

103.3

64.2

CAUTION Traffic islands x 9

13:09

13:34

14:13

 

 

Also traffic managment on LHS

 

 

 

103.9

64.6

Turn left at The Square in Cahir, followed immediately by

13:09

13:35

14:14

 

 

Pedestrian crossing

 

 

 

103.9

64.6

Immediate right turn dir Limerick, Cork on N24

13:09

13:35

14:14

104.2

64.7

Turn right dir Limerick, Tipperary

13:10

13:36

14:15

105.7

65.7

Tipperary Road Roundabout, 2nd  exit

13:12

13:38

14:18

 

 

dir Tipperary, Limerick, N24

 

 

 

112.0

69.6

25km to go at derelict yellow colour building with 2 old petrol pumps on RHS

13:20

13:48

14:30

117.0

72.7

Bansha 50 signs

13:26

13:55

14:39

117.2

72.8

20km to go sign at Black and white sign welcome to Bansha sign on LHS

13:26

13:55

14:39

117.7

73.1

Pedestrian crossing followed immediately by

13:27

13:56

14:40

 

 

Turn left dir Glen of Aherlow, Galbally R663

 

 

 

118.2

73.4

Right at Y junction

13:27

13:57

14:41

127.0

78.9

10km to go at right turn at bottom of Aherlow, Tourist Information office, on RHS

13:38

14:10

14:58

 

 

Turn right at Coach Road Inn, dir Aherlow, Tipperary 9km

 

 

 

129.6

80.5

Aherlow Category 3 KOM

13:42

14:14

15:03

130.0

80.8

CAUTION Sharp hairpin bend on descent

13:42

14:15

15:03

130.2

80.9

Sharp left & right

13:42

14:15

15:04

132.1

82.1

5km to go at grey gate with decorative metal top on RHS

13:45

14:18

15:07

133.1

82.7

4km to go at ‘Don’t Rubbish Tipp’ sign

13:46

14:19

15:09

134.1

83.3

3km to go 200 mtrs after golf course entrance on RHS

13:47

14:21

15:11

134.4

83.5

Left turn dir Galbally L4108

13:48

14:21

15:12

134.4

83.5

2km to go at group of large 2‑storey houses

13:48

14:21

15:12

135.4

84.1

Right turn at T junction

13:49

14:23

15:13

135.8

84.4

Right turn at T junction onto R662

13:49

14:23

15:14

136.1

84.6

1km to go at Riverside B&B on LHS

13:50

14:24

15:15

136.7

84.9

Right turn at T junction

13:50

14:25

15:16

 

 

500m to go at The Snooty Pig Bar

 

 

 

136.8

85.0

Pedestrian Crossing

13:51

14:25

15:16

 

 

400m to go at Rite Price Kitchens

 

 

 

136.9

85.1

Right turn into Main Street

13:51

14:25

15:16

 

 

300m to go at Zebra Crossing

 

 

 

137.0

85.1

Pedestrian Crossing

13:51

14:25

15:16

 

 

200m to go at Y Junction

 

 

 

 

 

175m to go at McMahon Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

150m to go at Tipp Chemist

 

 

 

 

 

125m to go at Mac Burger on RHS

 

 

 

137.1

85.2

Straight at 4XRoads

13:51

14:25

15:17

 

 

Divert team cars left into Davis Street, right at Patty’s

Flower  Shop  (Mitchell  St), Car Park on RHS

 

 

 

 

 

100m to go at Nelly O’Briens Bar and Old Post Office

 

 

 

 

 

75m to go at Mes Enfants

 

 

 

 

 

50m to go at Aul Murray Inn

 

 

 

 

 

25m to go at Tattoo Shop

 

 

 

137.2

85.3

Finish line at AIB Bank

13:51

14:25

15:17

 


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