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Castlebar Team for FBD Ras|
Western Edge Medical Communications Ltd are proud to announce the
entrants of Castlebar cycling club into the world ranked FBD Ras cycle
May 17th will see the Castlebar CC/Western Edge Medical
Communications Ltd (WEMC) cycling team compete in one of the most
gruelling and demanding sporting events in Ireland this year. The FBD
Ras comprises of eight stages following a route around the country. The
length of the race is 1289 kilometres, which will see the riders
negotiate long stage distances and tough ciimbs. The stage end in
Castlebar being a highlight for the town's thriving cycling club.
The field in the this year's Ras is truly world class, with riders
competing who have won stages in the tour de France and one who has
even held the yellow jersey, one Jaan Kirsipuu. Each of these riders
will bring a full professional team to assist them on their quest to
win the Ras. The Castlebar CC/WEMC team will line up against these
riders, representing the Mayo County.
Competing against this level of competition will take its toll on the riders and for all five riders to complete the race and get to the finish in Skerries would be an amazing achievement.
Stage 1, May 17th, Kilcullen – Wexford, 125 kilometres
Stage 2, May 18th, Wexford – Cobh, 178 kilometres
Stage 3, May 19th, Cobh – Cahirciveen, 189 kilometres
Stage 4, May 20th, Cahirciveen – Killorglin, 178 kilometres
Stage 5, May 21st, Killorglin – Scariff, 155 kilometres
Stage 6, May 22nd, Scariff – Castlebar, 159 kilometres Stage Finish in Castlebar. Between 2.15 & 4.00pm Main Street.
Stage 7, May 23rd, Castlebar – Clara, 150 kilometres
Stage 8, May 24th, Clara – Skerries, 155 kilometres
Dunleavy, the team manager assembled a squad in Oct 2008 and after a
meeting that month a tough training schedule began in Nov. Each rider
committed to training up to six days a week, either on the road or on
specialised indoor trainers. These are designed to allow riders to
train through the dark winter nights. Each Sunday the squad would meet
in Castlebar for a gruelling six hour endurance session, which would
bring the riders as far afield as Limerick and Clare.
This will be the first all Castlebar CC team to represent the Mayo
County. This team comprises of five Castlebar CC members, all resident
in the county of Mayo, the first time this has been achieved and is
testament to the hard work and dedication of their team manager, John
Team members, David Brennan, Patrick Clarke, Chris Coyle, Paul Dunne
and Chris Troy are all looking forward to the Ras challenge and are
hopeful of putting in good performances as Chris Coyle explains 'all
the hard work is now done, it's all about digging deep and competing at
110%, we are racing against some of the best and that should lift us as
Western Edge Medical Communications Ltd
Western Edge Medical
Communications Ltd (WEMC) provide specialist services to the
pharmaceutical industry, assisting their global marketing departments
to form successful strategies to promote a diverse range of products.
Managing Director, Chris Coyle is also a team member and is extremely
proud to be representing the Mayo county and his company in this
active lifestyle can contribute greatly to good health and WEMC feel
sponsoring a team that will compete at such a high level physically
complements their role in providing services that are often utilised by
the healthcare industry.
WEMC are also involved in discussions with an American professional
cycling team (Team typel), who will compete against Lance Armstrong
here in Ireland in September. Their primary role is to create awareness
of diabetes, both its care and management. As one of WEMC's core areas
of expertise is diabetes, they would assist with activities planned
around the Tour of Ireland in September.
WEMC are proud to sponsor the FBD Ras team 2009 and see this as a great
link to the Mayo community, aiming to inspire further growth and
participation in sporting events across the county.
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