The first major stage race of the 2013 Irish Cycle Season, the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan will again take place over the 4 days of Easter week-end from 29th March 2013 until the 1st April 2013. However, the 2013 Race will see some changes to the route details with Easter Saturday’s Stage 2 now starting and finishing in Kenmare. This 145km stage, which also takes in the Healy Pass, the biggest climb of the race, will mainly take place on the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork which includes Castletownbere, Eyries, Lauragh, Adrigole and Glengarriffe.
Mr. Frank Hayes, Director of Corporate Affairs, Kerry Group, said: “Kerry Group is delighted to continue sponsorship of this top class international event. This is our fifth year as title sponsors of the race which continues to grow in stature each year and increasingly plays a significant role in promoting cycle racing in Ireland. I would like to commend the hard work and dedication of the local cycling club in Killorglin along with all the clubs in Kerry and further afield, who put their energy and experience behind the race.” He added: “Kerry Group Rás Mumhan is now recognised both home and abroad as one of the top competitive stage races in Ireland & Britain.”
On behalf of the Race Organisation, Race Secretary, Mary Concannon said: “Kerry Group is the top sporting sponsorship brand in this country and the fact that they are continuing their sponsorship and association with the event is a big statement that the race is continuing to go from strength to strength.
Clubs, teams or individuals interested in taking part in the race should contact the Race Secretary, Mary Concannon: Tel: 00 353 64 44396 / 00 353 87 2802071, email@example.com.
Rás Mumhan is one of the premier cycling events in Ireland, Run by Killorglin Credit Union Cycling Club, it takes place in Kerry over Easter weekend. With Killorglin as its base, it passes through some of the most stunning scenery in Kerry and from the cyclists’ point of view, some of the most demanding terrain.
The 2013 route should provide exciting and demanding racing that is typical of Rás Mumhan, especially with the addition of the CAT 1 climb of The Healy Pass on the 2nd
stage. We look forward to seeing everyone over the Easter Weekend.
For 2013 the event organisers have developed a special sportive for the queen stage. The Etape Rás Mumhan provides the leisure & sportive rider with a rare opportunity to ride a classic stage of a domestic road stage race.