2008 Tour of Ireland

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The 2008 Tour of Ireland took place between Wednesday 27 August 2008 to Sunday 31 August 2008.

Stages[edit]

Stage Route Distance Date Winner Team
1 Dublin - Waterford 192 km (119 mi) Wednesday, 27 August Isle of Man Mark Cavendish Team Columbia-High Road
2 Thurles - Loughrea 158 km (98 mi) Thursday, 28 August Isle of Man Mark Cavendish Team Columbia-High Road
3 Ballinrobe - Galway 201 km (125 mi) Friday, 29 August Isle of Man Mark Cavendish Team Columbia-High Road
4 Limerick - Dingle 186 km (116 mi) Saturday, 30 August England Russell Downing Pinarello RT
5 Killarney - Cork 192 km (119 mi) Sunday, 31 August Czech Republic František Raboň Team Columbia-High Road

Classification[edit]

General Classification[edit]

[1]

Rank Rider Team Time
Jersey yellow.svg Italy Marco Pinotti Team Columbia 21h 43' 16"
2 England Russell Downing Pinarello RT + 19"
3 New Zealand Julian Dean Team Garmin-Chipotle + 21"
4 Australia Matt Wilson Team Type 1 Cycling Team + 33"
5 Canada Michael Barry Team Columbia + 36"
6 Australia Simon Clarke SouthAustralia.com-AIS + 37"
7 Norway Lars Petter Nordhaug Team Joker Bianchi + 37″
8 Spain Gonzalo Rabuñal Karpin-Galicia + 38″
9 Belgium Nikolas Maes Topsport Vlaanderen + 44″
10 South Africa Kevin Evans MTN Energade + 44″

Teams Classification[edit]

[2]

Rank Team Time
Jersey yellow number.svg United States Team Columbia 65h 09' 29"
2 Italy Tinkoff Credit Systems + 2' 36"
3 Belgium Topsport Vlaanderen + 3' 01"
4 Australia SouthAustralia.com-AIS + 10' 24"
5 United States Team Type 1 Cycling Team + 10' 37"
6 Republic of Ireland An Post Seán Kelly Team + 12' 21"
7 Netherlands Rabobank + 12' 37"
8 Spain Karpin-Galicia + 19' 25"
9 South Africa MTN Energade + 24' 47"
10 Norway Team Joker Bianchi + 32' 07"

Jersey Progress[edit]

Stage
(Winner)
General Classification Points Classification Mountains Classification Young Rider Classification Team Classification
Stage 1
(Mark Cavendish)
Mark Cavendish Alexander Kristoff Matt Wilson Mark Cavendish Topsport Vlaanderen
Stage 2
(Mark Cavendish)
Mark Cavendish
Stage 3
(Mark Cavendish)
Stage 4
(Russell Downing)
Russell Downing Gonzalo Rabuñal
Stage 5
(František Raboň)
Marco Pinotti Russell Downing Simon Clarke Team Columbia
Final Marco Pinotti Russell Downing Matt Wilson Simon Clarke Team Columbia

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