Knight rider takes Rás honours
Josie Knight of British Cycling stole a march on the bunch to take the honours in in yesterday's first stage of Rás na mBan.
After 70km of racing from Kilkenny to Gowran, Knight finished two seconds clear of Claire Steels (Brother UK Fusion) who in turn was 13 seconds ahead of the peloton. Lucy O'Donnell leads the Best Irish Rider Classification after finishing 13th.
Today's second stage sees the riders tackle an 89km route from Kilkenny to Piltown, which includes a 19.6km finishing circuit.
Meanwhile, Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal will be aiming to repeat last year's double success at the UCI Paracycling World Championships in Emmen, the Netherlands from September 12-15 after being pencilled in for both the road and time trial events
The duo completed a historic double-double at the 2018 World Championships where they claimed the rainbow jersey in both the road and time trial events, defending their titles from the year previous.