An Post Ras – A brutal start to the 8 days of racing
Written by Velo Staff on 23rd May 2016
Stage one of the An Post Ras was a rude awakening. There was very aggressive racing from the start and the team suffered some very bad luck throughout the day.
Kieran was the first casualty of the day crashing hard 10km into the race and having to ride a spare bike to the finish. Elliot got caught up as well but was able to rejoin the bunch 25k later.
Marc and Jeremy rode very aggressively to get off the front and nothing was getting away as the race was very fast and aggressive. There would only be a small breakaway late in the race that was able to distance themselves by only a small margin.
Unfortunately 10k to go another big crash held up Marc, Jeremy and Ollie. This crash was the 8 one of the day. Just surviving this first stage was a step in the right direction.
Elliot finished in the small select group and is looking good.
Tomorrow is the longest day and should be another tough day in the saddle. There are 7 more days of opportunities and we are looking forward to a good day today at Stage 2!
Photos: Nathaniel Rosa