White Jersey for O’Brien in Rás Tailteann

Overall race winner Dom Jackson comiserates with Ireland's Liam O’Brien after O’Brien finished in 3rd place after todays final stage. (Pic : Lorraine O’Sullivan)

All eyes were on Fermoy cyclist Liam O’Brien, as Rás Tailteann passed through the locality last Friday, stage 1 having set off from Tullamore on Wednesday, May 22nd.

Concluding his maiden Rás Tailteann in Bective, Co Meath on Sunday, O’Brien impressively took the White Jersey and the title of leading Under 23 Rider Overall, taking the category title from both Ewan Scanlon Warren and Ronan O’Connor, by 32 seconds. He also closed finished the race level on time on General Classification, placing 3rd, determined on average placings over the stages. 

The Fermoy cyclist, who is currently on the Lidl Trek development team, has been one to watch over the past few years as he proved a strong contender, particularly in cyclo-cross. For the 19-year-old, this was his first time racing in Rás Tailteann, as he competed with Team Ireland in the five-staged national race.

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