In pictures: An Post Ras first stage goes to Dutch winner

UCD rider Eoin Morton claimed the first King of the Mountains jersey

An Post Ras,

The An Post Ras travels through Castlepollard ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Dutchman Taco van der Hoom of the Join-S De Rijke team soloed to first-stage victory in the An Post Rás.

Dylan Kennett of the New Zealand National Team took second ahead of third-placed Rasmus Mygind of Denmark Riwal Platform.

National champion, Damien Shaw, finished in the bunch, with Irish riders Jack Wilson and Eddie Dunbar taking fifth and ninth respectively.

UCD rider Eoin Morton claimed the first King of the Mountains jersey.

Riders in The An Post Rás as they climb a hill near Lough Crew ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Spectators watch the The An Post Rás as the riders climb a hill near Lough Crew ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Fans await the finish of An Post Rás Stage 1 in Multyfarnham ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Taco van der Hoom celebrates winning the first stage of the Ras ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Miss An Post Rás Multyfarnham Louise McCarra and Dorothy Duffy (Tri and Run) with KOM Jersey winner Eoin Morton, Team UCD ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Miss An Post Rás Multyfarnham Louise McCarra and Alan McLoughlin (Branch manager Mullingar) with Yellow Jersey winner Taco van der Hoom, team Netherlands ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy