By Tommy Campbell, Irish Independent, Evening Herald, Sunday Independent
The organisers of the Irish FBD Insurance RÁS (May 22-29) have announced the rules for county teams intending on taking part in the race. Teams must be comprised of five riders, as individual entries and incomplete teams will not be accepted. UCI Regulations will apply in relation to final date for team changes, as well as team sponsorship and advertising on classifications jerseys. All team officials, including managers, mechanics, masseurs and drivers must be holders of a current UCI affiliated federation licence and present it at team registration. The entry fee is €250 per team and entries close on February 15.
Cycleways will again this year sponsor the county rider classification and Cuchulainn Crystal the Daily County Rider Award. A special gold finish medal will be presented to all finishers on the Race Platform in the Phoenix Park after the final stage.
More information: www.fbdinsuranceras.com