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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - SEAN KELLY

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Celebrating King Kelly’s career and continued work in cycling

Cycling Weekly -- December 5, 2019
With 160 career victories across a variety of Grand Tours, Monuments and one-week stage races, the decision to give Cycling Weekly’s Lifetime Achievement award to Sean Kelly was fairly easy.
When Cycling Weekly asks the ever humble Kelly what the highlight is from a long and illustrious career his response that there are a ‘number of highlights’ is an understatement. But a few races stand out more than most:
“I think when I won my first Paris-Roubaix that is probably the one I cherish most. I remember quite a lot of it too. I was in excellent shape and I remember during the race when the peloton was getting smaller and smaller I wanted to attack with about 60 kilometres from the finish. I spoke to my DS Jean de Gribaldy and he said, ‘Are you crazy? You are totally mad to do that, just follow the field and other favourites and stay in the front and wait.’”
Having waited for another 15 kilome…