Changes to Kerry Group Rás Mumhan

Cycling: Organisers of this year’s Kerry Group Rás Mumhan (April 3-6) have made a number of changes to the third stage of the 2015 event.

Officials have scrapped a loop around Valentia Island on Easter Sunday, shortening the section by 8km to 135km.

However, the host club, Killorglin CC, have included the steep climb of Coomanaspic which will prove a stern test for competitors.

The remaining stages are ‘as you were’ again for this year, with Easter Saturday’s leg-sapper that dips into County Cork again getting the nod.

The stage starts and finishes in Kenmare but not before tackling the Healy Pass and a string of other testing climbs on the 145-kilometre journey.

Clubs and teams interested in taking part in should visit Meanwhile, former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins yesterday signed a contract extension with Team Sky until up to and including the Paris-Roubaix on April 12th.

The move will see him target the one-day Classic before he makes the move to the track as he builds towards the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

“Everyone knows what this team means to me so I’m really pleased to extend my contract until the end of April 2015,” said Wiggins in a statement.

“I’ve been with Team Sky from the start. I’ve had some amazing experiences during that time and I hope there are a few more to come. Sky’s investment in cycling, and this team in particular, has helped change the cycling landscape in the UK and I’m proud to have played a part in that story.”

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