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How Brexit and Catalan unrest hampered the Sean Kelly team’s sponsor search

This week’s announcement that the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team had been unable to find backing for 2018 was a blow to the sport....

An Post Chain Reaction/Sean Kelly team to take year out, sponsor talks continue

Searching for a new title sponsor since the Irish An Post company announced in May that it was leaving cycling, the Sean Kelly continenta...

What I’ve Learned: Sean Kelly

A tough, driven, gritty competitor, Sean Kelly is one of the most successful riders in the history of professional cycling. He topped the...

Sean Kelly: team has reached critical point in negotiations for its survival

Former world number one Sean Kelly has said that the next few days will be crucial in determining whether or not his team will continue i...

CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 36: Superstition and rider rituals at the Tour de France

Chaotic, risky and over a century old; it’s probably not surprising that superstition and ritual play a part in both professional cycling...

Remembering Super Prestige Pernod, the season-long battle for title of best rider in the world

Perfection, in the game of Jenga, where you pile brick upon brick to build a tower, comes just before the final brick is added. The diffi...

Despite sponsor exit, ambitious hopes for future of An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team

Earlier this month the An Post company announced that it would cease its sponsorship of the An Post Chainreaction Sean Kelly team plus tw...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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 fin...

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...

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 o...

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-...

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 mis...

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 stan...

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,...

Sean Kelly’s Tour de France blog: There are many uncertainties ahead

Former world number one and current Eurosport commentator Sean Kelly rode 14 Tours de France during his long career, and has worked on ma...