Collins Cycle Centre announces its Tipperary Rás Team 2018

Tipperary Star reporter

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Tipperary Star reporter

Collins Cycle Team announces its five cyclists for Tipperary’s Rás Team

Conor McCann winning the Spires GP (Photo: David McVeigh-The Belgian Project)

The final places for the Collins Cycle Centre Tipperary Rás Team have been assigned and it is with great pleasure we can announce our five riders.

1. PJ Collins

2. Eddie Brennan

3. Keith Fox

4. Connor Lambert

5. Conor McCann

With these five riders we have a good mixture of experience and youth and with both Conor and Connor we hope to put forward a good challenge for a county rider jersey.

Conor McCann is having a strong start to the Irish Season, with 1st in the Spires GP, 2nd in the Tour of Ards, another 2nd in the Carn Classic.

These results lead to Conor being selected for the Irish Team for Rás Mumhan, so we are delighted to have him ride with us for the Rás.

Connor Lambert is a young man with a fantastic back story, from his first night on a velodrome aged 12 where he managed to knock himself out and break his collarbone in the one accident. He has bounced back from that start to claim 12 state titles in Australia on both Track and Road.

To further his ambitions Connor has based himself in Belgium this year and is looking forward to his first Rás.

Adding a bit of experience to the mix are the Trio of Keith Fox, Eddie Brennan and PJ Collins.

All three have been involved in the sport for a few years, with this being Rás number 5 for Keith.

The team will be backed up by Soigneur Theo English and Manager Derek Troy. The riders will be using Verge Sport Kit as provided by John Dempsey.

Collins Cycle Centre is based in Knockavilla, Dundrum, Tipperary.

Any further questions can be sent to Derek Troy - derektroy@gmail.com/086-3109440.