Historic Overview Seamus Elliott

Rider

Overall Rank454
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, 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.

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)
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Seasons

Seamus Elliott - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1956 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson 582 69
2. 1957 Helyett - Potin 369 121
3. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1156 28
4. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 794 50
5. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 879 46
6. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 482 104
7. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1143 28
8. 1963 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - R. Geminiani - V.C. 12ème 719 60
9. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 371 126
10. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 473 96
11. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 280 155
12. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 0 687
13. 1970 Falcon - Clément 0 599
Overall: 7248 454