By Shane Stokes, Irishcycling.com
Although the official closing date has passed, the organisers of the Credit Union Ras Mumhan have said that they will still accept applications for the four day international race, which takes place in Kerry, Ireland, from the March 25-28.
A strong field is expected for the Easter weekend competition, which gets underway with a 52 mile stage starting and finishing in Killorglin and crossing the second category climb of Sliabh Mish. Day two’s route is a mountainous 94 mile taking in the same climb, then the first category Conor Pass, Gleann a Gealt (category 3) and Sliabh Mish once more.
Sunday 27th of March sees two stages take place. The riders will first scrap it out in a six mile individual time trial, then tackle the sixty mile Skellig Ring stage in the afternoon. The five climbs of Drom West (category 3), Raheen, Killurley, Coom (all cat 2) and Raheen (category 3) should generate plenty of action.
The race concludes with a 58 mile circuit race on Monday 28th March, beginning with three laps of a 15 mile circuit around Killorglin and Beaufort and then four laps of the Donal McKenna Circuit.
Late entries to the Credit Union Ras Mumhan cost 50 euro. Contact Race Organiser Sean O’Callaghan at +353 66 9762379 (Mobile +353 87 2630326), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.