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Historic Overview Seamus Elliott

Rider

Overall Rank417
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 was the only English-speaker to win the Omloop "Het Volk" semi-classic until 2014 when Ian Stannard won the race. He died in unclear circumstances at the age of 36.

source - Wikipedia

Badges

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Major Victories

Omloop Het Volk / Het Nieuwsblad 1959
Circuit du Morbihan 1964
G.P. de Denain 1959
G.P. Stan Ockers 1960
Tour de France - stages 1963 (1)
Giro d'Italia - stages 1960 (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)
Tour du Sud-Est - stages 1956 (1)
More results

Seasons

Seamus Elliott - Scores by Season

Year Team Score Rank
1. 1955 Individual 74 438
2. 1956 Helyett - Potin - Hutchinson 665 72
3. 1957 Helyett - Potin 401 136
4. 1958 Helyett - Leroux - Hutchinson 1420 23
5. 1959 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 862 58
6. 1960 Helyett - Leroux - Fynsec - Hutchinson - A.C.B.B. 1094 41
7. 1961 Helyett - Fynsec - Hutchinson 567 103
8. 1962 Saint Raphaël - Helyett - Hutchinson 1332 27
9. 1963 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - R. Geminiani - V.C. 12ème 955 51
10. 1964 Saint Raphaël - Gitane - Campagnolo 446 124
11. 1965 Ford France - Gitane 571 96
12. 1966 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 362 129
13. 1967 Mercier - BP - Hutchinson 0 949
14. 1970 Falcon - Clément 0 912
Overall: 8749 417