Full details for the 2017 edition of An Post Rás na mBan will be released in due course. For reference, here are the route details for the 2016 edition of the race, won in fine style by Rikke Lønne of Denmark.
Technical stage details for the 2016 race.
This year’s route for the eleventh edition of An Post Rás na mBan includes six stages and five days of racing on the roads of picturesque County Kilkenny for the riders in early September. Details with map links below.
For full technical details with stage start and estimated finish times see here.
STAGE 1 – Wednesday 7th September
Road Race Kilkenny 60KM
Kilkenny (SHC) – Bennettsbridge –Thomastown – Graiguenamanagh Goresbridge – Gowran – Kilkenny (R712)
STAGE 2 – Thursday 8th September
Road Race Castlecomer 75KM
Castlecomer (Discovery Park) Ballyraggett – Firoda – Castlecomer – Coolcullen – Rossmore – Castlecomer
STAGE 3 – Friday 9th September
Road Race Mount Leinster 112KM
Kilkenny (SHC) – Paulstown – Leighlinbridge – Muine Bheag – Borris – Ballyurphy – Kiltealy – Bunclody – Kildavin – Myshall – Fenagh – Mount Leinster
STAGE 4 – Saturday 10th September
Individual Time Trial 11KM
Start – Waterford Road N10 (Rugby Club) – Out and back
STAGE 5 – Saturday 10th September
‘Criterium’ Circuit Race 40km
Race Length: One hour
The Parade – Nuncio Road – Waterford Road – Upper Patrick Street
STAGE 6 – Sunday 11th September
Road Race Kilkenny 85KM
Kilkenny – Kells – Dunamaggin – Knocktopher – Thomastown – Inistioge – Woodstock – Thomastown – Bennettsbridge – Kilkenny
Total Stage Mileage – 383km
Six classified climbs – Two Cat 1, two Cat 2 and two Cat 3