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

Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and Rise of Irish Cycling's Golden Generation
How Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche, two young men from Ireland, a cycling backwater, emerged from obscure beginnings to dominate professional cycling in the 1980s. Contains exclusive new interviews. Publication coincides with the 30th anniversary of Stephen Roche's golden year, when he won the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and World Championships.
Our Price: €16.99
ISBN/EAN9780717181537
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Publisher: Gill
Pub. Date: April 20 2018
Author: RYAN, BARRY
Format: Paperback
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Nominated for the BGE Irish Sports Books of the Year and the Eir Sports Book of the Year



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



Today, they remain indelibly inscribed in the annals of cycling with legacies that include victories at the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France and World Championships. But beyond the bike lies an untold story of adjusting to the mores of the professional peloton, of influences shared and of friendships made and broken



Based on new and exclusive interviews with Kelly, Roche and other key players from the time, including their teammates, rivals and confidants, The Ascent is the dramatic story of how a generation of Irish riders scaled heights never reached before or since.







`A tour de force.' The Irish Times



`Intelligent and incisive ... a compellingly sharp read.' Jeremy Whittle, Author of Ventoux



`A brilliant book.' Today With Sean O'Rourke, RTE
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