Today I was doing a little organising when I came across a piece of paper that I had almost forgotten about. It was a GC sheet, not one from a race I myself had taken part in but from The Nissan Classic, and one stage in particular. The Nissan Classic time trial from Carrick on Suir to Clonmel.
The copy that I have emanated from O’Gormans Bakery in Clonmel. Anthony rode the Nissan in ’85 and both Anthony and Dick rode the 1986 race, more of which you can read about here : Home town heroes
The great Sean Kelly inspired a generation of school kids to become cyclists during those fateful days and became a HERO to many.
This is what a GC sheet from that fateful day back in 1985 looks like :
And this is a brief glimpse of the great man in action
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This was long before the days of STRAVA with a section that is almost 2 kilometres shorter than what was used back in 1985