Dundalk based Cuchulainn CC will be running The Tain Team Tour for the second time in 2011. This unique cycle race is the only of its type in Ireland. A stage race based on points where teams are the victors and not the individuals. The race will be run over three stages with points awarded daily to teams through a combination of intermediate sprints and final finishing places. The race will comprise of a team time trial and two road stages finishing with one of the longest climbs in Ireland, a 500 metre ascent of the picturesque Clairmont Cairn in the Cooley mountains.
Riders will ride as part of county teams, the first team from each county will represent that county, and subsequent teams will represent towns. Teams will be comprised of 4 riders with the best 3 riders to count on each stage. The race is aimed primarily at A3 and A4 riders, although each team is allowed one A2 rider. Teams can be composite with riders from different clubs and counties. As this is a team event it will offer “ordinary club riders” a real chance to race for the coveted malliot jaune whilst having the honor of representing their county.
The race takes place on the August bank holiday weekend July 29th – 31st. Further information will follow or you can contact race director Kevin Dolan Telephone 086 0743711 | email email@example.com | http://www.tainteamtour.com
APPLICATION FORM HERE