The following is an extract from The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation ... as Roche did, to reigning Tour champion Bernard Hinault. "I've beaten him in time trials, I've been with him in the mountains.
but if you want to find a symbol that summarises professional cycling in all its cruelty, heroism and treachery, you need look no further than Seán Kelly's bony backside. In 1987, this lion of the road was among the favourites to win the tour of Spain, La.
A tough, driven, gritty competitor, Sean Kelly is one of the most successful riders in the history of professional cycling. He topped the sport’s world ranking continuously from 1984 to 1989, winning Classics and stage races, as well as a Grand Tour.
“The support I got with An Post prepared me in the best possible way for the World Tour ... and Kelly are speaking to two companies, one Irish and one Spanish, but that time is quickly running out. “I would tell a potential sponsor that cycling.
The Tour's Coolest Stages: With the announcement of the 2018 Tour ... but the reality was that we caught in-between the race caravan and the break that included Greg LeMond, Sean Kelly, Erik Breukink, and eventual stage winner Djamolidine Abdoujaparov.
May 9— Sean Kelly ... he said. Kelly did not smile. He seldom smiles. He is a serious 34-year-old Irishman whose idea of a day off is to ride his bike for three hours. For most of the 1980's, despite Greg LeMond's three victories in the Tour de France.
That wild parcours reflects what we have now come to expect from the Spanish grand tour, which throws one crazy finish after another at the pack. La Vuelta Ciclista a España — the cycling tour ... plenty of time trials. Sean Kelly, a sprinter and.
Classics king Sean Kelly, winner of nine of cycling’s “Monuments”, the Tour of Spain and a record seven consecutive editions of Paris-Nice and three-times Super Prestige Pernod International title holder, likes to train when he is in Paris.
MADRID, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Winners of the Tour of ... Lejarreta (Spain) 1983 - Bernard Hinault (France) 1984 - Eric Caritoux (France) 1985 - Pedro Delgado (Spain) 1986 - Alvaro Pino (Spain) 1987 - Luis Herrera (Spain) 1988 - Sean Kelly (Ireland.