Sean Kelly

Analysis: After a superlative 2016 season, evaluating Peter Sagan’s place among cycling’s greats

With a second consecutive world title, and the top spot on the UCI rankings, Peter Sagan reminded the cycling world one last time in 2016 that, at age 26, he is the most dynamic rider of his generation. Just eight years into this professional career, U.S. Editor Neal Rogers examines how Sagan stacks up against …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 8: 2016 Tour de France finale

In this concluding podcast from the 2016 Tour de France, recorded the morning after Sunday’s final stage in Paris, our team on the ground in France — Matt de Neef, Shane Stokes and Dave Everett — discuss the standouts from the last block of racing. These include the battle for yellow and the key moments …

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 2: The Rás, Planet Krypton, and embracing hardship

The first weekly CyclingTips podcast had an American angle, being hosted by US editor Neal Rogers and drawing largely on interviews done in and around the Amgen Tour of California. This time around we head across the Atlantic and take a look at the An Post Rás, the legendary Irish event which has been part …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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