Historic Overview Seamus Elliott

Rider

Overall Rank439
NameSeamus ELLIOTT
Country
  Ireland
Date of birth04-Jun-1934 - Rathfarnham (Dublin)
Date of death04-May-1971 - Dublin (Dublin)
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Biography

Seamus Elliott

Seamus 'Shay' Elliott (4 June 1934 – 4 May 1971) was an Irish road bicycle racer, Ireland's first major international rider, with a record comparable only to Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche. He was the first Irish person to ride the Tour de France, first to win a stage, and first to wear the yellow jersey, and first English speaker to win stages in all the Grand Tours.

After a strong amateur period, primarily with the Dublin Wheelers, Elliott was the first Irish cyclist to make a mark as a professional rider in continental Europe. A late-starting but naturally talented rider, he spent most of his pro career riding as a domestique for team leaders such as Jacques Anquetil, and Anquetil's deputy Jean Stablinski. He came 2nd (to Stablinski) in the 1962 World Road Championship at Salò, Italy.

Aside from being the first English-speaker to lead the Tour de France, wearing the yellow jersey for three days,, Elliott was first English-speaker to lead the Vuelta a España, in which he came third in 1962 and remains the only English-speaker to win the Omloop "Het Volk" semi-classic, in 1959. He died in unclear circumstances at the age of 36.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk 1959
Circuit du Morbihan 1964
G.P. de Denain 1959
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)
4 Jours de Dunkerque - stages 1958 (2), 1961 (1)
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Seasons

Seamus Elliott - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1956 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson 602 75
2. 1957 Helyett - Potin 372 139
3. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1348 25
4. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 838 56
5. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 862 49
6. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 515 103
7. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1269 27
8. 1963 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - R. Geminiani - V.C. 12ème 783 61
9. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 401 130
10. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 473 107
11. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 344 132
12. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 0 689
13. 1970 Falcon - Clément 0 605
Overall: 7807 439