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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Ras finish - Newton wins GC; Elliot wins points jersey

The 2005 FBD Insurance Rás finished on Sunday, and Chris Newton became the first overseas competitor to win the race twice (having previously done so in 2003). Veteran, Malcolm Elliott was runner-up, and despite having problems with his gears and then being barged in the sprint - losing several spokes - in the final crit stage, he did enough to finish ahead of his closest rivals and win the battle for the points title.