Tour of Ireland 2008 launch

The 2008 route for the Tour of Ireland (August 27-31) was unveiled at Dublin Castle last week and the organisers of the event are billing it as the toughest challenge yet.

The five-stage race starts in Dublin on Wednesday August 27 when 112 riders head out on a route across 12 counties toward the final destination of the City of Cork on Sunday, August 31.

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