Historic Overview Sean Kelly

Rider

Overall Rank2
NameSean KELLY
Country
  Ireland
Date of birth24-May-1956 - Carrick on Suir (Tipperary)
ContemporiesView Contemporary Ranking

Biography

Sean Kelly

John James 'Sean' Kelly (born 24 May 1956) is an Irish former professional road bicycle racer. He was one of the most successful road cyclists of the 1980s, and one of the finest classics riders of all time. From turning professional in 1977 until his retirement in 1994, he won nine monument classics, and 193 professional races in total. He won Paris–Nice seven years in a row and the first UCI Road World Cup in 1989. He won the 1988 Vuelta a España and had multiple wins in the Giro di Lombardia, Milan–San Remo, Paris–Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Other victories include the Critérium International, Grand Prix des Nations and smaller tours including the Tour de Suisse, Tour of the Basque Country and Volta a Catalunya.

Kelly twice won bronze medals (1982, 1989) in the World Road Race Championships and finished 5th in 1987, the year compatriot Stephen Roche won gold. Kelly was first to be ranked No.1 when the FICP rankings were introduced in March 1984, a position he held for a record five years. In the 1984 season, Kelly achieved 33 victories.

source - Wikipedia

Major Victories

Giro di Lombardia 1983, 1985, 1991
Paris - Roubaix 1984, 1986
Milano - Sanremo 1986, 1992
Liège - Bastogne - Liège 1984, 1989
Paris - Tours 1984
Gent - Wevelgem 1988
GP Ouest France - Plouay 1984
Tour de Suisse 1990
Vuelta al Pais Vasco 1984, 1986, 1987
Vuelta a España 1988
Super Prestige "Pernod" 1984, 1985, 1986
Tour de Suisse - stages 1990 (1), 1992 (1)
Tour de France - stages 1978 (1), 1980 (2), 1981 (1), 1982 (1)
Vuelta al Pais Vasco - stages 1984 (3), 1985 (2), 1986 (3), 1987 (2), 1988 (1)
Vuelta a España - stages 1979 (2), 1980 (5), 1985 (3), 1986 (2), 1987 (2), 1988 (2)
Tour de Romandie - stages 1977 (1)

Seasons

Sean Kelly - Scores by Season


YearTeamScoreRank
1. 1977 Flandria - Velda - Latina Assicurazioni 915 38
2. 1978 Flandria - Velda - Lano 935 37
3. 1979 Splendor 1363 25
4. 1980 Splendor - Admiral 2395 6
5. 1981 Splendor 1560 13
6. 1982 Sem 2923 3
7. 1983 Sem 3474 1
8. 1984 Skil 5636 1
9. 1985 Skil 5295 1
10. 1986 Kas 4872 1
11. 1987 Kas 3316 2
12. 1988 Kas - Canal 10 4097 1
13. 1989 PDM 2913 2
14. 1990 PDM 2122 5
15. 1991 PDM 1163 33
16. 1992 Lotus 1064 32
17. 1993 Lotus 365 134
18. 1994 Catavana - A.S. Corbeil-Essonnes - Cedico 187 247
Overall: 44595 2