ROLLIN WINS RAS STAGE AGAIN
CANADIAN National champion Dominique Rollin (US-Kodak Gallery) won his second stage of the 2007 FBD Insurance Ras when he sprinted home at the end of Friday’s 96-kilometre stage from Buncrana to Derry.
Rollin followed up his stage three victory with a one-second verdict over Germany-Thuringer Energy’s Marcel Barth - whose team-mate Tony Martin is currently leading the overall classification by 17 seconds from Ireland’s Paidi O’Brien, who finished in the bunch 24 seconds behind on the stage.
Mark Cassidy (Ireland-Murphy & Gunn) completed the podium on the day, three seconds behind Rollin, who will be aiming to move up the GC in Saturday’s 165-kilometre stage from Derry to Newcastle.
He is now just 40 seconds off the overall leader after closing the gap on Friday.
FBD Insurance Ras, Stage Six (Buncrana-Derry).-
1 Dominique Rollin (US-Kodak Gallery) 96km in 2-12-14
2 Marcel Barth (Germany-Thuringer Energy) at 1sec
3 Mark Cassidy (Ireland-Murphy & Gunn) at 3sec
4 Ricardo Van der Velde (Netherlands) same time
5 Stephen Gallagher (Ireland-Murphy & Gunn) at 4sec
6 Thomas Bendixen (Denmark Vision Bikes) same time
1 Tony Martin (Germany-Thuringer Energy) 19-49-58
2 Paidi O’Brien (Ireland-Murphy & Gunn) at 17sec
3 Peter McDonald (Australia-FRF Couriers) at 24sec
4 Jesse Anthony (US-Kodak Gallery) at 36sec
5 Dominique Rollin (US-Kodak Gallery) at 40sec
6 Mark Cassidy (Ireland-Murphy & Gunn) at 44sec