Leaving Ireland’s capital Dublin sunday morning routing to Longford & Newport and yesterday evening finishing in the sea side town of Bundoran Co.Donegal. With three seriously fast days in the legs the quartet Voodoo performance team are in great form. Now with three further stages in the mighty hills of Donegal ,only the strongest will survive.
Leading the charge for the voodoo performance team is talented young rider Conn Dunphy sitting 15th in the under 23 category follewed closely with Dermott Turlock , Colm Sheehan & Donegal rider Sean mc fadden. Team manager Jason mc Hugh states ” every rider is giving a brilliant account in the Ras , its horrendously fast and aggressive riding, Donegal will be the big test , mamore today but tomorrow’s stage around the exposed northwest coast, knockalla fanad head carrigart dunfanagh & finishing in Dunloe covering 180kms , that’s the biggie, get it wrong on this particular stage and serious time losses will accur”, possibly ending your Ras.
Today’s stage from Bundoran to Buncranna 151.8km speeds are expected high with assisting tail wind, however the mass field will inevitably will split to bits as the rides take two 3rd category, two 2nd category climbs and on to Irelands toughest first catagory climb – Majorie gap which is yes short but dreadfully steep at 20% gradient, which comes at a painful 140kms. With 10km to run to the finish line the peloton will be happy to see that now famous An post stage finish line.
See you all in the hills of Donegal…