Historic Overview Seamus Elliott

Rider

Overall Rank468
NameSeamus ELLIOTT
Country
  Ireland
Date of birth04-Jun-1934 - Rathfarnham (Dublin)
Date of death04-May-1971 - Dublin (Dublin)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Seamus Elliott

Seamus 'Shay' Elliott (4 June 1934 – 4 May 1971) was an Irish road bicycle racer.

Shay Elliott was the first Irish cyclist to make a mark as a professional rider in continental Europe. A talented rider, he spent most of his career riding as a domestique for stars such as Jacques Anquetil and Jean Stablinski. He won stages in all the Grand Tours and was 2nd (to Stablinski) in the 1962 World Road Championship at Salò, Italy.

He was the first Irishman to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France (1963) and he came third in the 1962 Vuelta a España. He won the Omloop "Het Volk" semi-classic in 1959.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk 1959
Circuit du Morbihan 1964
Giro d'Italia - stages 1960 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1963 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1962 (1), 1963 (1)
Corsa XX Settembre (Roma-Napoli-Roma) - stages 1960 (1)

Seasons

Seamus Elliott - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1956 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson 606 68
2. 1957 Helyett - Potin 377 120
3. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1167 27
4. 1959 ACBB 805 47
5. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 799 53
6. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 483 101
7. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1135 28
8. 1963 St. Raphael 714 60
9. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 383 126
10. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 483 96
11. 1966 Mercier 292 155
12. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 0 687
13. 1970 Falcon - Clément 0 599
Overall: 7244 468