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Inside Ireland07: Stage 3

In spite of stage 1’s gc-deciding break, the racing is still steaming hot in Ireland, and we’re reaching for another towel as we ride along with Team DFL’s Evan Oliphant for today’s insider report.

Ireland07: Inside With Evan

The 1980's were heady days for Irish cycling, there was Stephen Roche, Sean Kelly and - the Nissan Tour of Ireland. Unfortunately, no one has come-along to replace Roche and Kelly, but the Tour of Ireland is back. Wednesday’s first stage of 174 kilometres, from Kilkenny to Cork saw a break of ten, representing nine of the 16 teams present, go clear to take 10 minutes, with Unibet's Stijn Vandenberg taking the stage and the jersey.