Tour of Ireland 2009 Green/AN Post Jersey

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Front of the Tour of Ireland 2009 Green/AN Post Jersey

AN Post were the jersey sponsor for the 2009 Tour of Ireland Points Classification as well as the main sponsor for Sean Kelly`s continental team

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Year: 2009

Manufacturer: Santini

Associated Bike Brand: Pinarello

Despite being up against a very strong international field including Mark Cavendish with Team Columbia-HTC and Lance Armstrong with Astana, Russ Downing (CandiTV - Marshall`s Pasta) set about winning the 2009 edition of the Tour of Ireland after loosing to Marco Pinotti (Team Columbia) the previous year.

Downing won the sprint from a selective break on the first stage into Waterford and was well placed in the second stage won by Cavendish. Cavendish`s team then set about working for Pinotti, but Downing broke away late in the stage with Lars Petter Nordhaug (Joker-Bianchi) - who took th win - leaving Downing to take the overall honours - which resulted in him being signed by Team Sky the following year.

As well as winning the overall jersey jersey competition, Downing also won the AN Post sponsored points classification.

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Date Submitted: 09 Aug 2016