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Cycling: Rás Mumhan route changes

Route changes have been made to the Kerry Group Rás Mumhan, the first major stage race of the Irish 2013 season.

It is scheduled to take place over the Easter weekend from March 29 to April 1.

Stage two on March 30 will now start and finish in Kenmare, County Kerry. This 145km stage, which also features the Healy Pass, the biggest climb of the race, will mainly take place on the Beara Peninsula in County Cork, and will take in Glengarriffe, Castletownbere, Eyries, Lauragh, Adrigole and Glengarriffe again before the finish in Kenmare.

Frank Hayes, director of corporate affairs, Kerry Group, said: "Kerry Group is delighted to continue sponsorship of this top class international event. This is our fifth year as title sponsors of the race which continues to grow in stature each year and increasingly plays a significant role in promoting cycle racing in Ireland."