Paidi O’Brien Wins Stage 2
Paudi ‘Brien of Osborne Meats/McCarthy Cycles carved out back to back stage wins on the second day of the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan cycle race in Kenmare this afternoon. In a mad dash for the finishing line, O’Brien yet again showed that he has that explosive pace to win after a testing 145kms with a start and finish in Kenmare and taking in West Cork on the route. The Corkman outsprinted Harry Tanfield of Cheshire JLT Condor for the second day in a row with Jack Barrett of Scotland in third place. Ruben Doreen from the Netherlands takes over as leader of the King of the Mountains Classification. Tomorrow’s stage in South Kerry starts and finishes in Waterville.
Kerry Group Ras Mumhan
1 P. O’Brien (Osborne Meats/McCarthy Cycles),3hrs.33mins.21secs;
2 H. Tanfield (Cheshire JLT Condor), same time;
3 J. Barrett (Scotland), st;
4 D. Byrne (Champion System VCUK Rt), st;
5 G. Ferguson (Scotland), st;
6 P. O’Reilly (UCD), st.
1 O’Brien 5.51.21;
2 Tanfield @ 24Ssecs;
3 Barrett @9secs.
KOH-R. Doreen (Combilift Netherlands).
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