Keeping the wheels spinning

Ireland’s top cycling pros are helping to lay the foundations for the next generation

11th October, 2015
Nicolas Roche: encouraging Irish cyclists to compete at the top Picture: Getty

When Sam Bennett made his Tour de France debut this summer, his thoughts must have flashed back eight years to when he took his first steps towards a professional career.

Bennett, from Sean Kelly’s hometown of Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary, has had an impressive debut season with the Bora-Argon 18 team and is just one of an increasing number of Irish pros who have followed Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin onto the World Tour circuit....

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