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Entries Open for Round 2 of the Road National Series




Round 2 of the Road National Series is now open for entries. The 4 day stage race will take place in Limerick from July 30th to August 2nd. See below some important information and the race schedule for each stage. 


Register for the 4 day stage race here: https://eventmaster.ie/event/b4nBf9AHjr


Important Information


Race HQ will be at the Longcourt House Hotel in Newcastle West, however each stage will have a Stage Head Quarters. 

Due to the expected high volume of traffic in Newcastle West on the Bank Holiday Friday, race numbers, bike plates and timing chips will be issued from the Stage HQ in Knockaderry where it will be easier to access. There will be no race presence at the Longcourt on Friday afternoon.

We would ask teams to bring the minimum team cars to each stage start. Riders are encouraged to ride out from the Race Hotel.

Team Car numbers will be issued from each stage HQ.


Race Schedule


Friday July 30th 2021


Stage Headquarters: Village Hall, Knockaderry Co. Limerick

Eircode: V42 XR79

Prologue TT: Number & Timing Chip Collection: 12:00am – 4:00pm

TT Start Times: TBC

Women:  2pm to 2.45pm.  

A3/J Start: 3.15pm – 4.45pm. 

A+/A1/A2 Start: 5.30pm – 7.00pm


Riders will start at 1 minute intervals. TT start order will be issued 2 days before the Prologue.


The circuit will be available for riders to warm up on at the following times: 

1pm to 1.45pm, 2.50pm – 3.10pm & 4.50pm to 5.15pm.

Any riders warming up on the circuit while a TT is in progress will receive a 5 minute penalty. 


Note: No TT Bikes allowed. TT to be ridden on road bikes only. Minimum Spokes 12. Aero Helmets allowed.


Saturday July 31st 2021

Stage Headquarters: Broadford FC, Broadford, Co. Limerick

Eircode: P56 WC04

Team Managers Meeting & Car Number Collection: 8.30am to 9.30am

No sign on. Riders to assemble at assembly point 25m before start line five minutes in advance of their race start time. Riders will be called to the line in race number order. Any rider missing role call will be deemed a non-starter.

Toilets on site.


Women

Assembly: 9.25am. Start 9.30am.  Race Distance 75km. (3 * 25km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ 10km. Lap 1 only.

KOM @ 20KM. Laps 1,2 & 3. 


A+/A1/A2:

Assembly: 9.55am. Start 10.00am.  Race Distance 150km. (6 * 25km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ 10km. Lap 1 only.

KOM @ 20KM. Laps 1,2,3,4,5 & 6. 


A3/J:

Assembly: 10:00am. Start 10.05am.  Race Distance 125km. (5 * 25km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ 10km. Lap 1 only.

KOM @ 20KM. Laps 1,2,3,4, & 5. 


Team Cars:

Team Cars to wait at Feed Zone ahead of the race start, 1km from start and join race from that point.


Team Car Drivers / Managers please note the following:

Turning Points on the circuit are marked with signs, indicating Turn 1, Turn 2, etc.. In the event of a breakaway Commissaires will provide time checks from these markers which are evenly spaced around the circuit.

In the event of a breakaway, commissaires will indicate if it’s appropriate and safe for a team car to join the breakaway by passing the bunch. In addition there will be exit and re-entry points marked where team cars can safely join a breakaway without the need to pass the bunch. (This note applies on all stages) 


Sunday August 1st 2021

Race Headquarters: Village Hall, Knockaderry Co. Limerick

Eircode: V42 XR79

Team Managers Meeting & Car Number Collection: 8.30am to 9.30am

No sign on. Riders to assemble at assembly point 25m before start line five minutes in advance of their race start time. Riders will be called to the line in race number order. Any rider missing role call will be deemed a non-starter.

Toilets on site.


A+/A1/A2:

Assembly: 9.55am. Start 10.00am.  Race Distance 156km. (6 * 26km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on laps 1,2,3,4&5.

KOM @ 13KM. Laps 1,2,3,4,5&6. 


A3/J:

Assembly: 10:00am. Start 10.05am.  Race Distance 130km. (5 * 26km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on laps 1,2,3&4.

KOM @ 13KM. Laps 1,2,3,4,&5. 


Women:

Assembly: 10.05am. Start 10.10am.  Race Distance 104km. (4 * 26km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on laps 1,2&3.

QOM @ 13KM. Laps 1,2,3 & 4. 


Team Car Drivers / Managers please note the following:

Turning Points on the circuit are marked with signs, indicating Turn 1, Turn 2, etc.. In the event of a breakaway Commissaires will provide time checks from these markers which are evenly spaced around the circuit.

In the event of a breakaway, commissaires will indicate if it’s appropriate and safe for a team car to join the breakaway by passing the bunch. In addition there will be exit and re-entry points marked where team cars can safely join a breakaway without the need to pass the bunch. (This note applies on all stages) 


Monday August 2nd  2021

Race Headquarters: Village Hall, Knockaderry Co. Limerick

Eircode: V42 XR79

Team Managers Meeting & Car Number Collection: 8.30am to 9.30am

No sign on. Riders to assemble at assembly point 25m before start line five minutes in advance of their race start time. Riders will be called to the line in race number order. Any rider missing role call will be deemed a non-starter.

Toilets on site.


Women:

Assembly: 8.25am. Start 08.30am.  Race Distance 100km. (5 * 20km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on laps 1,2,3&4.


A3/J:

Assembly: 11:55am. Start 12.00pm.  Race Distance 102km. (6 * 17km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on lap 1.

KOM @ 13KM. Laps 1,2,3,4,5&6. 


A+/A1/A2:

Assembly: 12.15pm. Start 12.20pm.  Race Distance 153km. (9 * 17km laps)

Intermediate Sprint @ Finish Line on lap 1.

KOM @ 16KM. Laps 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8&9