Publicising the next of our sponsors for the 2023 edition of An Rás Tailteann.
Cáirde Rás Tailteann is delighted to announce the return of FBD Insurance, as the sponsor of the coveted
daily stage winner’s jersey, each day during the 2023 race. FBD has a long and storied history with An
Rás Tailteann. Having been the flagship sponsor of the event for many years up until 2010 when
Alexander Wetterhall racing in the colours of Team Sprocket Pro took the overall honours on the last
stage into Skerries. In the same year, German rider John Degenkolb took the points classification and
two stage wins. Degenkolb went on to become one of the biggest names in world cycling, winning stages
in le Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia and la Vuelta a Espana.
Ger Campbell 2023 Race Director on announcing this development indicated “Cáirde Rás Tailteann is
thrilled that FBD have decided to again support this iconic Irish event”. He added “FBD Insurance have
played a significant role in the history of this race. FBD’s historical contribution and support in the
development of the sporting institution that is An Rás Tailteann, was instrumental in lifting the event
into a fully-fledged, world ranked UCI grade 2.2 event, befitting its status”.
FBD Insurance has been protecting Irish consumers, farmers and businesses for over 50 years. With a
network of 34 local sales offices, FBD are proud to be the largest Irish owned insurer and offer a wide
range of protection products to suit customer needs including car, home, van, business and farm
John Cahalan, Chief Commercial Officer for FBD Insurance commented “FBD Insurance is delighted to once again sponsor the stage winners jersey at The Ras Tailteann. Through our 34 branches across the
country, local and community is at the heart of what we do and The Ras, as Ireland’s most historic and
iconic cycling event, demonstrates this ethos in a really vibrant way. The 2023 race promises to be
another fantastic experience and we look forward to seeing all the colour and excitement on display
across the 5 stages”.
The 68th edition of the race will take place between May 17th-21st and will travel clockwise around
Ireland with stage finishes in Birr, Ennis, Castlebar and Monaghan before starting the final stage to a
finishing circuit in the seaside town of Blackrock, Co. Louth. Riders will cover 768km with 14
categorised climbs which will act as a platform for attacking riders to battle it out for the coveted Rás
Cáirde Rás Tailteann
Gerard Campbell, Seamus Domegan, Pat O’Shaughnessy, Colm Rigley, Eugene Moriarty, Leonard