Rás na mBan, Irelands premier women’s stage race event has posted a press release with its intention of hosting the event this year, depending on the current Covid restrictions allowing a return to competition.
After a successful return to top level competition in 2019, the Women’s Commission are still intending to send a Team (possibly extending to two full race Teams and support) to this years event.
We will keep you updated in the coming months, and reserve the right to amend and adapt current Selection Criteria & conditions to comply with Covid 19 restrictions.
Plans for Rás na mBan 2020 continue apace despite the current lockdown. While any chance of the race taking place are entirely contingent on the opening up of sporting activity in Ireland, the Organising Committee have continued to hold virtual meetings during the current restrictions and are continuing to operate on the basis that the 15th edition of the race will take place from September 2nd to 6th.
Cycling Ireland are currently preparing a strategy for a return to organised outdoor activity in line with the Irish government’s phased easing of lockdown restrictions.
The committee is also preparing contingency plans should the return to racing be delayed beyond September and we’ll advise of any alterations to the schedule should they be required. We recognise that it’s tough to make plans in these uncertain times and we’ll aim to give at least a month’s notice of the race’s go/no-go situation.
Rest assured, we’re committed to the continuity of Ireland’s top international stage race and we’ll be back racing when it’s safe to do so. Stay tuned!