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Brilliant Bevin takes Stage Two of An Post Rás

The 23-year-old gained an edge on his opponents during the gruelling climb at Doonagore.

Bevin celebrates his victory.
Bevin celebrates his victory.
Image: Ramsey Cardy/SPORTSFILE

NEW ZEALAND’S PATRICK Bevin emerged victorious in Stage Two of An Post Rás today, sending him top of the general classification in the process.

Bevin finished nearly two minutes ahead of the chasing pack to claim glory, with Alessandro Pettiti (Italy Team Idea), Fankhauser Clemens (Austria Tirol Cycling Team), Marcus Eibegger (Azerbaijan Synergy Baku) and David Chopin (France Bretagne Velotec) completing the top five.

The 23-year-old gained an edge on his opponents during the gruelling climb at Doonagore, consequently soling to victory in front of a roaring crowd in Lisdoonvarna.

Speaking after the race, he expressed his delight with the result.

“It’s a great result for me. I’m really delighted to get the stage win,” he said. “There was a bit of a lull in the race so I attacked and I just felt like I had the legs to keep going over the climbs. Thankfully I did and it worked out for me in the end.”

As well as the yellow jersey, Bevin also claimed the King of the Mountains jersey. Meanwhile, Alex Peters’ (Britain Madison Genesis) secured the under-23 jersey, while Sean Lacey (Cork City Aquablue) won the county rider classification.

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