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Inishowen to welcome elite cyclists for An Post Rás 19.05.17

THE An Post Rás gets underway on Sunday with three stages of the elite cycling race taking place next week in Donegal including Inishowen's gruelling Mamore Gap.
To mark the race's return to the county after five years, Donegal County Council’s GIS team has produced a nifty interactive map that can be used by cyclists, spectators and those following the route.
“The main map highlights the routes for stages 4, 5, and 6 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next," said the council's GIS project leader Daragh McDonough.
“The map also includes distance markers, estimated arrival times at various locations along each stage and includes the locations of all the mountain climbs."
An Post Rás map showing Mamore Gap in 3D. Click here to view map
Daragh believes that this map will be useful to safely plan spectating or following the peloton through the county.
“You can get a real virtual feeling of the route using the 3D map with bookmarks to key locations along the route showing the length and severity of climbs. And we would encourage spectators to upload their images onto our social photo map”.
An Post Rás is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland and is taking place from May 21 - 28, 2017. The epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since. It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class sporting action and a significant economic boost to towns and villages nationwide.
This map can be found at DonegalCoCo.ie or for the direct link to map Click Here .
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