Killarney cyclist Richard Maes says this year’s Kerry Group Rás Mumhan will carry more significance in the absence of the Rás Tailteann from the calendar in 2019.
A field of 155 Elite Riders are preparing for this weekend’s four-day event which will see them travel the 500 km route around Kerry and into Limerick from Good Friday until Easter Monday.
It includes 26 categorised climbs including the Category One ascent of Coom an Easpaig outside Portmagee on Sunday.
Kerryman Conor Kissane lines out on the Irish team, last year’s winner Conor Hennebery from Waterford and Teams from the UK and Holland will take part in the four day event which gets underway on Friday.
Killarney cyclist, Richard Maes told John Drummey that has added value to cyclists following the cancellation of the Rás Tailteann.