Historic Overview 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.