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Stage 1

Stage 1 Tullamore - Kilmallock

Stage 1 Timetable

Km Mile Location 36km 42km 48km
0.0 0.0 Ceremonial START Tullamore Sq 11:49 11:49 11:49
0.0 0.0 0km START Sign 12:00 12:00 12:00
13.0 8.1 Kilcormac 12:21 12:18 12:16
21.5 13.4 Five Alley 12:35 12:30 12:26
28.8 17.9 Birr 12:48 12:41 12:36
28.9 18 Hot Spot Sprint 1 12:48 12:41 12:36
31.8 19.8 Riverstown 12:53 12:45 12:39
40.4 25.1 START 'John Caulfield Memorial Bike Park' KOH (CAT 3) 13:07 12:57 12:50
41.6 25.8 FINISH 'John Caulfield Memorial Bike Park' KOH (CAT 3) 13:09 12:59 12:52
55.5 34.5 Borrisokane 13:32 13:19 13:09
62.7 39.0 Ardcrony 13:44 13:29 13:18
76.7 47.7 FEED ZONE 14:07 13:49 13:35
91.7 57 Birdhill 14:32 14:11 13:54
92.1 57.2 START Birdhill KOH (CAT 3) 14:33 14:11 13:55
92.7 57.6 FINISH Birdhill KOH (CAT 3) 14:34 14:12 13:55
100.0 62.7 Hot Spot Sprint 2 Newport 14:46 14:22 14:05
117.6 73.1 Caherconlish 15:16 14:48 14:27
123.5 76.7 Ballyneety 15:25 14:56 14:34
134.6 83.6 Hot Spot Sprint 3 Holycross 15:44 15:12 14:48
137.6 85.5 Bruff 15:49 15:16 14:52
146.1 90.8 Kilmallock 16:03 15:28 15:02
147.6 91.7 FINISH Kilmallock 16:06 15:30 15:04

Stage 1 - Neutral Section


Stage 1 - Tullamore (Km0) - Kilmallock

2024 Stage 1

2024 Stage 1

Tullamore – Birr – Borrisokane – Nenagh - Birdhill - Newport – Caherconlish – Bruff - Kilmallock

The 2024 edition of the race will depart from Tullamore in the heart of the Irish Midlands on Wednesday, 22nd May 2024. Taking in two x category three climbs en route to a first-ever stage finish in Kilmallock, Co Limerick.

"As per tradition, there will be three hot spot sprints along the stage to intensify the fight for the race's first coveted yellow jersey."

On paper, this stage does not appear particularly tough, but the ‘BikePark’ category three climb between Birr and Borrisokane will surely cause some early damage.

Later in the stage, there is another category three climb at Birdhill. There are a lot of twisty and undulating roads in the latter part of the stage, which could make the day very interesting.

As per tradition, there will be three hot spot sprints along the stage to intensify the fight for the race's first coveted yellow jersey.