Tour of Ireland set for explosive sprint finishes

Cycle racing fans watching the Tour of Ireland later this month could be treated to some spectacular sprint finishes. A number of top sprinters have been named by their teams to ride the inaugural race sponsored by Failte Ireland which starts on Wednesday 22nd August from outside Kilkenny Castle heading to the city of Cork.

Australian sprinter Baden Cooke travels over to ride with the team that also features Britain's Jeremy Hunt who has a reputation as a fast finisher in his own right. 28 year-old Cooke won the coveted green jersey in the Tour de France in 2003 and he has won stages in the Tour de Suisse, the Tour Down Under, Tour of Poland and the Herald Sun tour during his impressive career.

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