Olympic medalist Gary O’Donovan sets off for Tour de Munster 2022

Olympic medalist Gary O’Donovan and cycling legend Sean Kelly are joining over 100 riders on the annual Tour de Munster charity cycle.

The 22nd edition of the Tour departed Grand Parade this morning after 9am, with riders aiming for Killaloe in County Clare via Midleton, Lismore and Cahir.

The 600 kilometre four-day tour raises money for Down Syndrome Ireland’s Munster branch and will be finishing at the top of St Patrick’s Hill on Sunday evening.

Speaking to RedFM News, world champion rower Gary O’Donovan outlined his tactics for the tour:

“I’m very much looking forward to it. I don’t know how prepared I am, to be honest. I’ve never done a cycling race like this in my life, and Seán is telling me that the pace is going to be high for the next four days so hopefully I’ll be able to hang on. He said to sit on the back of his wheel and I’ll be fine, so that’s my tactic for the next four days.”

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