The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012

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The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012 will be held on Sunday 27th May 2012 in Clifden, Connemara. The event offers participants the choice of 140km or 80km routes and will travel through some of the finest coastal and mountainous landscape in Ireland.  As part of the 2012 Celtic Series this year the event has a very international feel with visitors from France and the UK tackling the event. It promises to be the cycling event that everyone will be talking about this year. On Saturday 26th May a Family Cycle will take place in Clifden providing everyone an opportunity to hop on their bike over the weekend.

The Celtic Series Tour de Conamara routes were selected by former International cyclist and TG4 cycling Commentator Pádraic Quinn.  The routes in the 140km and 80km events are chosen to accommodate and test all levels of cyclists and will avoid busy roads implementing a rolling road closure so riders can enjoy the scenery in a more secure setting.

Participants who register before April 2nd will each receive a Celtic Series Tour de Conamara 2012 rain jacket in addition to an event memento on completion of either the 140km or 80km routes.

Connemara welcomes Le Blaireau (the Badger)

Participants will not only tackle a route with unrivalled scenery but will also be joined by cycling legend Bernard Hinault, five time winner of the Tour de France and acknowledged as among the greatest cyclists of all time.   He is one of only five cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours and the only cyclist to have won each more than once. He won the Tour de France in ’78, ’79, ’81, ’82 and ’85. He came second in ’84 and ‘86 and won 28 stages, of which 13 were individual time trials.

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