Sean Kelly

Kelly: “Milan-San Remo is definitely a possibility for Sam Bennett this year”

After telling CyclingTips recently that he had possibly his best winter training to date as a cyclist, Sam Bennett received verification that he was in strong form when he placed second to Andre Greipel in his first race of the season. The Irishman sprinted home just behind the German in the Trofeo Felanitx race in […]

How Sean Kelly rates Cancellara, Sagan and Martin’s chances for the Spring Classics

Fabian Cancellara is coming back from a year plagued by injury and bad luck but, as the Swiss rider heads into what could well be his final season, Sean Kelly has said he believes that he could well go out in style. The former world number one was speaking at the An Post Chainreaction training […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Cavendish ‘super excited’ to join Team Dimension Data, Renshaw and Eisel also confirmed; Kelly: A change of scene might be just what Cavendish needs; Farrar commits to helping Cavendish; Katusha’s Selig boosts Bora –Argon 18 sprint train; Simon Clarke: “I questioned whether I could be more motivated […]


Kelly: A change of scene might be just what Cavendish needs

Responding to the announcement Tuesday that Mark Cavendish will compete with the Team Dimension Data squad from 2016, Sean Kelly has said that the move could potentially reinvigorate the Briton’s career. While time will ultimately prove how successful the move will be, Kelly said that if things had stagnated with Etixx – Quick-Step then exiting […]

Sean Kelly: Froome and Quintana may have had sleepless nights over possible tough weather conditions

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With thunderstorms looking like a distinct possibility in the days ahead, Sean Kelly has said that some of the key race favourites will likely be unsettled by the prospect of slippery, tricky conditions and the realisation that this could greatly threaten their Tour chances. “If we get good weather, little […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Felline wins stage two of the Tour of the Basque Country; Bouhanni wins stage one of Circuit Cycliste Sarthe; Wiggins: “There is always a fairy tale with Paris-Roubaix”; North American pro team body ANAPRC protests dangerous conditions at Tour of the Basque Country; Thomas: I […]


Kelly: What makes a Classics winner, plus the challengers this year

He’s one of the most successful riders of all time with numerous wins to his credit, including two editions each of Paris-Roubaix, Milan-San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège and three of the Tour of Lombardy. Sean Kelly has huge experience of taking the top one day races, and CyclingTips spoke to him about what is needed to […]


Kelly: cobbles, rather than lack of time trials, are why Froome might miss Tour

Most have looked at the lack of time trial kilometres as the reason why Chris Froome has said he might give the 2015 Tour de France a miss but, according to Sean Kelly, another factor is likely the real reason. “I think the Tour organisation took a risk last year of doing the cobbles and […]


Sean Kelly Tour blog: Nibali dominates but other big guns absent

In the end, the Tour de France was dominated by Vincenzo Nibali, but it’s hard to know if that was always going to be the case. What stands out from the race is that two big favourites were lost with the crashes of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador; Mark Cavendish also went out, too. I […]


Sean Kelly Tour de France blog: I know exactly how Sagan feels

In his latest Tour de France blog for CyclingTips, four-time Green Jersey winner Sean Kelly analyses the frustration felt by Peter Sagan, assess where he and the team could be going wrong, discusses the withdrawals of Chris Froome and Alberto Contador and weighs up Vincenzo Nibali’s prospects of winning the Tour.