Donegal Rás team announced
DONEGAL'S team of four
for the An Post Rás has been announced as Rory
Devlin, Buncrana, Damian Lagan, Clonmany, Shaun
Stewart, Letterkenny and guest rider Ódhran Connors
The 2012 Rás gets underway on Sunday, May 20, in
The Donegal LK Bikes team competing in the Rás are
now ready for the challenge following months of hard
preparation, training and racing.
As part of their training, members of the squad have
already stepped up to compete at international level
three and four-day races like Rás Mumhan; Tour of
the North and the Tour of Ulster.
Buncrana's Rory Devlin and Damian
Lagan of Clonmany in training for the An Post Rás.
The Donegal stages of the eight-day event start on
The team and support
team are managed by Michael Black of Optimal Fitness
LK Bikes, Letterkenny, are the main sponsors with
local sponsors including the Inishowen Gateway
Hotel, Ballyliffin Hotel and Inishowen Oil.
Four stages of the gruelling 1200kms race will take
place in Donegal its 60th anniversary this year is
set to be one of the toughest in Rás history. The
Donegal stages of the race are as follows:
Thursday, May 24 starting 11am (*times are estimates
based on top speed of 48kph in a back wind) The
Bundoran to Buncrana (149kms): starting Bundoran at
11am and taking in Barnesmore Gap (11.51am);
Magherabeg (12.38pm) Burt Post Office (12.55am),
Slavary (13.19pm), Old Mountain (13.26pm), Pinch
Mountain (13.30pm), Mamore Gap (13.51pm), Old
Mountain (13.54pm) and Buncrana (14.06pm).
Buncrana to Killybegs (134kms) leaving Buncrana at
11am: Letterkenny (11.50am); Meenaroy (12.14pm);
Fintown (12.26pm); Glenties (12.43pm); Glengesh Pass
(13.08pm); Bogagh (13.28pm); Bavin (13.35pm);
Killybegs finish (13.48pm)
Donegal to Cootehill (161kms) starting Donegal Town
at 11am; Bundoran (11.34am) followed by Rossinver,
Co Leitrim (11.59am) and onwards.