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2024 Visiting Team 2

Visiting Team 2 – Foran Cycling Team – United Kingdom

Foran Cycling Team (previously Foran CCC) was set up in 2019 by Tom Quaid and Paul Lavelle (Directors of Foran Construction) and has very much been a rider-run team since its inception. In essence, the team is a group of working professionals who strive to race at the highest level alongside their careers, whether that is National Road Series events or overseas stage races.

Team Foran CT at 2024 Rás Mumhan Photo © Caroline Kerley

When asked about their hopes for Rás 2024, Tom and Paul said “Last year was a big step up for Foran, and we posed a real GC threat. Sadly, we couldn’t pull it off, but it ignited the desire of our riders to put themself in the best position ahead of selection and this has boosted the strength of the team.
After banking even more mileage over winter around full-time jobs, we hope to play a major role in the race, with results on stages and for the overall GC.”

Every Sunday, Foran rides together, rain or shine.

With respect to preparation plans, Tom described the hard work that the riders are putting in: “Every Sunday, Foran rides together, rain or shine. Combined with social activities and team camps, this creates a big family feel for the team. During races, this is then leaned on heavily as we all know each other really well and can support each other. Outside of the Foran trip to Tenerife, some riders have gone on other holidays/training camps to escape the London rain and bank some training miles.”

Welcoming Foran CT back to the event, Ger Campbell, Race Director, said,

“With a top-ten finish in last year's Rás and some really strong performances, Foran CT are certainly a team to watch at this year's event.”

Dom Jackson Foran Cycling Team
Dom Jackson, 2nd 2024 Rás Mumhan GC. Photo © Dominic Fitzgerald

In concluding his remarks about the first two visiting teams, Ger Campbell spoke about the strong results from Wheelbase Cabtech Castelli and Foran CT riders at last weekend’s (29th March - 1st April) Rás Mumhan in County Kerry. Tom Martin (riding for All human/Velo Revolution) finished third, who rode the Rás Tailteann last year with Wheelbase/Cabtech/Castelli and finished 5th overall. One place ahead of Martin was Dom Jackson, who finished Rás Mumhan in the runner-up position after his seventh place finish last year at Rás Tailteann for Foran CCC (now Foran CT).