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The Art of Cycling Commentary

A pro-cycling race typically lasts around four or five hours; it takes serious commitment (or a damning lack of anything better to do) to sit down and watch the whole day’s racing from start to...

Hunger, by Sean Kelly

The long-awaited autobiography from Sean Kelly.

Paris-Roubaix 1984

"The form which I enjoyed in 1984, over the six-week period from Paris-Nice to Liège-Bastogne-Liège, was the best of my career. I won Paris-Nice, the Critérium International, the Tour of the...

Paris-Nice – Le Championnat d'Irlandais

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For eight years in the eighties, Paris-Nice was an Irish race. Between Stephen Roche's win in 1981 and Sean Kelly's last visit to the top step of the podium in 1988, no other nation took victory in...

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The Curse Of The Yellow Jersey

A lot of people wither on endlessly about the so-called curse of the World Champion's rainbow jersey. But what of the curse of the Tour de France's yellow jersey? Most commentators will tell you it...

Breaking The Chain, by Willy Voet

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Title: Breaking The Chain: Drugs And Cycling - The True StoryAuthor: Willy Voet (with Pierre Ballester, trans by William Fotheringham)Publisher: Yellow Jersey PressOrder: Random HouseYear: 1999...

Blacklegs in South Africa

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It all seems to have begun on the 1975 Tour of Ireland. Sean Kelly and Pat McQuaid were having a rare auld time, McQuaid winning the race overall and Kelly bagging a couple of stage wins and the...

On Doping And David Walsh

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One of the things that intrigues me about David Walsh is the difference between David Walsh version one and David Walsh version two. The latter you're all familiar with, the big bad Irish wolfhound...

Tales from Lombardia: King of the Classics

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A photograph. Black and white. Little things about it catch your attention. The toe-traps. The cables snaking up out of the brake levers. It doesn't look like the eighties - the era of tri-bars,...

A Worlds Tale: Stephen Roche, Villach, Austria, 1987

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The record books only tell you so much. They tell you that Stephen Roche won the World Championship road race in 1987. They may even tell you it was the crowning glory in a year which had already...

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