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Coquard wins stage 1 in Oman; Froome hearing may be imminent: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 14, 2018

Coquard wins stage 1 of the Tour of Oman; Report: Froome anti-doping hearing may take place in the coming days; Scarponi investigation closed after driver involved in collision dies; Opinion: Time for Chris Froome and Sky to rebuild the people’s trust; Mountainous Rás Tailteann route unveiled; CyclingTips Podcast: The world’s slowest wheel change and a bit of world politics; Audio: Rás legend Gaybo Howard remembered in entertaining interview; Video: UAE Team Emirates – Wind tunnel test; Video: Inertia ft. Brandon Semenuk;

Audio: Rás legend Gaybo Howard remembered in entertaining interview

by Shane Stokes

Irish cycling is coming to terms with the loss of Gabriel ‘Gaybo’ Howard, the former An Post Rás stage winner who was killed in a farming accident last Friday. The Stamullen man was a successful rider during his amateur career, taking that Rás stage victory and riding a total of 21 editions of the race.

Following his retirement from racing his passion for the sport saw him continue contributing in a number of rules, including as a race organiser, a race announcer and the provision of neutral support to riders in the An Post Rás. His funeral will take place in Stamullen on Wednesday morning.

Listen below for a superb interview with Howard, previously recorded and broadcast on Tuesday by the LMFM station.

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