The video shows Dennis van Winden in first position followed by Mark Cassidy and finally the main group. with thanks to Bernard Crowley
As we approached the category two climb at Musheramore at 133km, the dynamic of the race began to change irrevocably. Astana hit the front of the peloton and began to peg back the leading duo. The gap was reduced to 6 minutes 57 seconds.
Here van Winden made a dash for it, dropping Cassidy on the ascent. On the way down the other side of the hill, van Winden had a two minute lead. An Post Sean Kelly Team Niko Eeckhout abandoned here; the climb just too much for the veteran Belgian.
Cassidy did hold on to second going over the summit at Musheramore, with Matt Wilson, last year’s King of the Mountains taking third place, adding crucial points in his hunt to retain his jersey this year.
Jay Thomson was fourth adding more points to his impressive ride in the Tour overall.
Van Winden took maximum points at the sprint at Millstreet followed by Cassidy, Andrey Grivko of ISD – Neri and Jason McCartney of Team Saxo Bank.
More Pictures and videos of the Tour of Ireland in the next few days.
Millstreet butcher Jerry Pat O’Leary is amongst 250 people planning to travel to Haiti in October to start work on up to 5,000 houses. HAVEN (Hope, Aid, Vision, Education and New Life) was established in late 2008 by Leslie Buckley, one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs and businessmen. Its vision is to tackle poverty and improve the quality of life of impoverished people in Haiti ravaged by hurricanes …
Read the full article here: http://www.corkman.ie/local-notes/much-enjoyed-night-out-for-haven-project-1866189.html (print edition 20th August 2009)
Millstreet Matters by John Tarrant appears in the Corkman Newspaper every week.
For me ’tis a sad thing for to have to say
That I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today
A stranger to those even I once did know
Apart in my ways from them I seem to grow
Though with great fondness memories of them I do recall
In my physical prime with them I played football
And though absence makes the heart grow fonder some are known to say
To them I might seem like a stranger today
Even in Claraghatlea and the Town of Millstreet
A stranger to most people that I would meet
The praises of Millstreet I often do sing
And memories of old friendships joy to me does bring
But I’ve not been there for years and from there live far away
And I would feel a stranger in Millstreet today.
by Francis Duggan at poemhunter.com