If you could ask Sean Kelly a question, what would it be ?

Sean Kelly is one of the greatest cyclists in the history of the sport. A man with 193 professional victories to his name. An Icon to many and a hero to all. If you could ask him a question, what would it be ?

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You can ask your question in the comments section below, or on Facebook or Twitter and I will post up the 10 best questions and answers.

Barry

www.thecyclingblog.com

14 thoughts on “If you could ask Sean Kelly a question, what would it be ?

  • November 4, 2014 at 8:15 am
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    I was wondering wich gear Sean used when he was training at the Mahon Falls or Tickincor. Being a Belgian, I don’t have an idea how steap these climbs are. I’m coming to do the Sean Kelly cycling tour next year and was wondering if a 34-27 gear is ok. I’m a well trained rider.

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    • November 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
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      Hi Freddy,

      I climb these hills on 36-27T. I am not a well trained rider, but have been cycling regularly for the last 3 years and cycled the Tour three times. Actually, my first one I managed on a 39-26T, just (that was what the bike came with).

      Regards and Good Luck next August!

      Peter

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  • November 4, 2014 at 9:11 am
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    Did Sean ever race cyclocross competitively? I’d imagine he’d be fairly handy at it…

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    • November 4, 2014 at 10:49 am
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      Sure, hi did – have a look at the picture above :).

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      • November 4, 2014 at 10:54 am
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        Peter, I think this is a picture of a Paris-Roubaix edition, can’t say which year…

  • November 4, 2014 at 9:25 am
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    When is the audio-book version of Hunger coming out?
    I’d pay lots of money to listen to Sean narrate his life story…the words would come alive.

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  • November 4, 2014 at 10:03 am
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    If Sean Kelly was in the modern day peloton, what would be the biggest difference he would observe, as compared to his time? Can I be greedy Barry and ask one more. How does Sean think he would have fared against Froome and Contador etc?

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  • November 4, 2014 at 11:48 am
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    What modern day cyclist does Sean think is the most similar to him on terms of style of rider, overall strengths and weaknesses ?

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  • November 4, 2014 at 6:22 pm
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    Has sprinting become too dominated by the modern sprint train? How different in this regard was sprinting in Sean Kelly’s era(s)? Which was a better race?

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  • November 5, 2014 at 8:55 pm
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    What 5 traits does he believe are the most important to get to the tnof the sport and what lessons has he learned in the way there

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  • November 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm
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    What team did Sean have the best craic with.

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    • November 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm
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      Training on cobblestones, but where do you find them in Ireland?

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