FBD secures Rás future

News feature, November 15, 2004

FBD Insurance has stepped in to secure the future of Ireland's biggest cycling race, taking on sole sponsorship after the National Dairy Council elected not to continue their 23 year association with the event. NDC's decision came after the budget requirements for the event jumped due to new UCI requirements relating to the restructured international calendar. However, the new sponsorship deal assuages fears for the future of the race, with FBD opting to considerably increase their commitment to the Irish tour. The title of the eight-day stage race will now be the FBD Insurance Rás.

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