Top Irish Cyclists Expected In Tralee For 2016 Lacey Cup

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Riders ready for the Roll out of the 2014 Lacey Cup

The Lacey Cup is always a huge event.

TRALEE Manor West iBike will host the 2016 Lacey Cup, which will be held on Sunday, February 28, and it is seen as the grand opener to the Munster racing season as all cyclists will be anxious to show some good early season form.

Last year, the race had 200 cyclists competing, and some of the top Irish riders will be in action on the day, all intent on taking home the coveted Lacey Cup.

The course is a challenging 75km circuit, which always proves to be a very tough race, and is extremely competitive with a very strong rider winning on every occasion.

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This year in accordance with new rulings from Cycling Ireland, there will be a separate race for the A4 category, which will start after the main A1/A2/A3 race, ensuring that the A4 riders will have something to fight for all the way to the finish line.

The race will have a neutralised start from the Manor West Hotel, sponsors of the Tralee Manor West Bicycle Club, which will be the main venue for the race, and departure from the hotel will be at 12:10pm sharp with racing officially commencing from George Poff’s Garage on the Dingle road at 12.30pm.

It will then pass through Blennerville (12.35), Camp (13.00), Upper Camp, Gleann na nGealt (13.10), Annascaul (13.25), Inch (13.30), Boolteens (13.50), Castlemaine (13.55), Sliabh Mish (14.05) and finishing at 14.15 at 60km signs at Skehanagh Cross on the Killorglin road in Tralee.

Sign On will be open from 10.00am to 11.30am sharp at the Manor West Hotel, who will provide parking and facilities for the presentations following the race and it promises to be an exciting days racing with plenty of exciting action along the route to keep spectators entertained.

You can check out the Tralee Bicycle Club’s Website here: Tralee iBike

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