Feeley wins 2022 Rás Tailteann

Overall winner Daire Feeley of the Cork All Human/Velo Revolution team receives the trophy from race organiser Ger Campbell and Minister for Sport Jack Chambers Pic : Lorraine O’Sullivan

In a huge career milestone, Roscommon man, Daire Feeley of the Cork All Human/Velo Revolution Team became the first Irish rider to win the Rás Tailteann since 2008 at the weekend.

Daire ran out an impressive overall winner of this year’s Rás Tailteann on Sunday, retaining his yellow jersey of overall leader and his advantage of 51 seconds over second-placed Louis David Sutton of Team Spain Brocar Ale. Adam Ward of Team Ireland rounded out the final podium in third place.

Overall winner Daire Feeley of the Cork All Human/Velo Revolution team celebrates after the finish. Pic: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Sunday’s final stage 5 of the 2022 edition of an Rás Tailteann took the riders take on a 135.3km route from Kinnegad to Blackrock, Dundalk.

In an adrenaline-fueled and furiously fast final approach to the finish line, Kevin McCambridge of Team Trinity Racing crossed the line to become Sunday’s stage winner, but it was Roscommon man, Daire Feeley who retained the race lead through stage 5 and was presented with the overall race winners George Plant Trophy and the cycling Ireland yellow jersey.

His performance throughout the race was extremely consistent and his time gain on stage 3 into Lisdoonvarna proved critical in sealing victory. See major coverage in this week’s Roscommon People.