Irishman Sean Kelly dominated pro cycling for many years. In his retirement he has commentated for Eurosport and built up a reputation as one of the most astute analysts in the sport. He speaks to VeloNews about the shining talents who may well dominate the pro ranks for years to come.
In the wake of Mads Pedersen’s surprise victory in the men’s world road championships last Sunday, we look at five other unexpected winners of the rainbow jersey and trace where their careers went after their triumphs.
Egan Bernal won the Tour de France, but for a few stages, it appeared that Thibaut Pinot was poised for victory. Shane Stokes examines what such an outcome would have meant for pro cycling, and argues that both the race and the sport would have been boosted by a Pinot victory in Paris.
The Irish rider became a father and reunited with his old trainer in the off-season.