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Barker Doubles Up in Time Trial


Barker Doubles Up in Time Trial

Elinor Barker (Team Great Britain), on her way to win the stage four time trial of An Post Rás na mBan 2017. Photo: Lorraine O'Sullivan

Britain’s Elinor Barker has taken a second successive stage win in An Post Rás na mBan with victory in the stage four time trial in Kilkenny this morning.

The Olympic Team Pursuit champion from Cardiff was ten seconds faster than Sweden’s Frida Knutsson of Team Crescent Dare in the 11km test to extend her overall advantage over Knutsson’s team-mate Alexandra Nessmar to 1m40s.

Britain’s Natalie Grinczer of Team WNT was third, just over a second slower than Knutsson.

Best of the Irish once more was Eve McCrystal of Richie’s Garda CC who was seventh on the stage and now lies fifth overall with an extended lead in the Kilkenny Best Irish Rider Classification.

The straight out and back time trial on the Waterford Road was run off in dry, blustery conditions with 103 riders taking to the Honda start ramp for their solo ride against the watch on conventional road bikes.


Elinor Barker (Team GB), wins stage four of An Post Rás na mBan 2017. Photo: Lorraine O'Sullivan.

About Rás na mBan

Rás na mBan (it translates from gaelic as 'Women's Race' and is pronounced 'raws na mahn') is Ireland's only women's international stage race. This premier five-day event takes place from September 6th to 10th this year and will again, as in 2016, take in the beautiful scenery of County Kilkenny in 2016. Top international riders from Europe and beyond compete against the best riders in Ireland for the coveted title.

For more information, please visit: www.rasnamban.com

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