Sean Kelly Three Counties Cycle


Sean Kelly is a legend in the Irish cycling world, he has competed on the world stage with a long and fruitful career in professional cycling. Sean was born in Carrick on Suir, a town synonymous with Cycling, He had a epic amateur career in Ireland which led him onto the world stage.

Sean is still heavily involved in the professional cycling world where he now uses his wealth of cycling knowledge to commentate on professional cycling races on Eurosport.

Sean has been a dedicated supporter of Down Syndrome in Ireland having rode the Tour De Munster for several years Sean has also lent his support to us here in the Three Counties Cycle in support of Down Syndrome Limerick, which we are forever grateful for.

Sean has 193 Professional victories (detailed below) and was ranked World #1 for 4 years.


Major wins

Grand Tours

Tour de France
Points classification (1982, 1983, 1985, 1989)Intermediate sprints classification (1982, 1983, 1989)5 individual stages

Vuelta a España: 
General Classification (1988)Points classification (1980, 1985, 1986, 1988)16 individual stages

Stage races

Paris–Nice: (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
Tour de Suisse: (1983, 1990)
Tour of the Basque Country: (1984, 1986, 1987)
Volta a Catalunya: (1984, 1986)
Critérium International: (1983, 1984, 1987)
Nissan Classic: (1985, 1986, 1987, 1991)

One-day Classics

Milan – San Remo: (1986, 1992)
Paris–Roubaix: (1984, 1986)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège: (1984, 1989)
Giro di Lombardia: (1983, 1985, 1991)
Gent–Wevelgem: 1988