First Irish win in the Ras as Richardson is sitting pretty

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After six days, the Irish finally got a home stage win in the Ras thanks to Paul Healion of the national team.

Healion has been a regular feature in the sprints this week and his consistency and perseverance paid off as he escaped in the final stages, leading the sprint from a long way out and holding off Jaan Kirsipuu (Giant-Veoila) and double stage-winner, Nicholas Walker (Cinelli-Down Under).

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