The National Dairy Council (NDC) has announced that it will renew its support of Ireland's premier women's stage cycle race, Rás na mBan for the second year.
The September event is a five-day, six stage race staged in County Clare. This year's points competition will again reward the most consistent finisher in each of the road race stages where a fast finishing kick is often the best asset.
Caroline O’Donovan, Nutritionist, NDC said, “From recreational sport enthusiasts to elite athletes; the ‘milk, yogurt and cheese’ food group can provide a natural source of important nutrients, such as calcium and protein, and these foods are easy to include across many meal times and snacking occasions.”
The race runs from September 10-14 and will include 427 kms of tough racing including a new 120km Wild Atlantic Way stage tracing the Atlantic coast from Loop Head Lighthouse to Ballyvaughan. The 2014 event is the ninth running of Rás na mBan in its current format and represents the 28th running of an international stage race for women in Ireland.
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