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The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation

978-0717175505

Based on new and exclusive interviews with Kelly and Roche themselves, as well as their teammates, rivals and confidants, including Paul Kimmage, Martin Earley, David Walsh and Pat McQuaid, The Ascent is the dramatic story of how a generation of Irish riders scaled heights never reached before or since.

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For most of the 20th century, professional cycling was dominated by riders from the continental strongholds of France, Italy, Belgium and Spain, but in the 1980s, two young men from Ireland rose from obscure beginnings to arrive at the very top of the sport: Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.

Kelly was quiet, consistent and famously resilient the dominant classics rider of his era. Roche, by contrast, was a charismatic and mercurial presence, whose unruly talent would carry him to the Triple Crown in 1987 – victories at the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and World Championships – a feat unmatched in the three decades since.

Today, they remain indelibly inscribed in the annals of cycling, feted by fans across the world who recall the deeds that secured their legacies. But beyond the bike lies the untold story of adjusting to the mores of the professional peloton, of influences shared and of friendships made and broken.

This is that story.

Based on new and exclusive interviews with Kelly and Roche themselves, as well as their teammates, rivals and confidants, including Paul Kimmage, Martin Earley, David Walsh and Pat McQuaid, The Ascent is the dramatic story of how a generation of Irish riders scaled heights never reached before or since.

'These and a thousand other stories are gathered together in an outstanding new book that chronicles in unsurpassed detail the golden era of Irish cycling. Comprehensively researched and written with panache, The Ascent by Barry Ryan, a cycling journalist from Cork, will remain the definitive account of this amazing story for at least a generation.' Tommy Conlon, Sunday Independent

AutorBarry Ryan
ISBN978-0717175505
Páginas400
Fecha publicación29 Sept. 2017
EditorialGill Books
Medidas23.5 x 15.9 cm

Barry Ryan is European Editor at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and other events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is from Glanworth in County Cork.

AutorBarry Ryan
ISBN978-0717175505
Páginas400
Fecha publicación29 Sept. 2017
EditorialGill Books
Medidas23.5 x 15.9 cm

For most of the 20th century, professional cycling was dominated by riders from the continental strongholds of France, Italy, Belgium and Spain, but in the 1980s, two young men from Ireland rose from obscure beginnings to arrive at the very top of the sport: Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.

Kelly was quiet, consistent and famously resilient the dominant classics rider of his era. Roche, by contrast, was a charismatic and mercurial presence, whose unruly talent would carry him to the Triple Crown in 1987 – victories at the Giro d’Italia, Tour de France and World Championships – a feat unmatched in the three decades since.

Today, they remain indelibly inscribed in the annals of cycling, feted by fans across the world who recall the deeds that secured their legacies. But beyond the bike lies the untold story of adjusting to the mores of the professional peloton, of influences shared and of friendships made and broken.

This is that story.

Based on new and exclusive interviews with Kelly and Roche themselves, as well as their teammates, rivals and confidants, including Paul Kimmage, Martin Earley, David Walsh and Pat McQuaid, The Ascent is the dramatic story of how a generation of Irish riders scaled heights never reached before or since.

'These and a thousand other stories are gathered together in an outstanding new book that chronicles in unsurpassed detail the golden era of Irish cycling. Comprehensively researched and written with panache, The Ascent by Barry Ryan, a cycling journalist from Cork, will remain the definitive account of this amazing story for at least a generation.' Tommy Conlon, Sunday Independent

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The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation

The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation

Based on new and exclusive interviews with Kelly and Roche themselves, as well as their teammates, rivals and confidants, including Paul Kimmage, Martin Earley, David Walsh and Pat McQuaid, The Ascent is the dramatic story of how a generation of Irish riders scaled heights never reached before or since.

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Barry Ryan is European Editor at Cyclingnews. He has covered professional cycling since 2010, reporting from the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and other events from Argentina to Japan. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Procycling and Cycling Plus. He is from Glanworth in County Cork.

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