Event details and schedule
- The event is limited to just 500 participants
- Event sign in will open at 6.30am on the day of the event.
- The 115k Classic will begin at 8.30am
- The 50k Classic will begin at 9am
- Event sign on and Start /Finish will be in the Comeragh College on the Waterford road in Carrick on Suir.
- Please bring along a printed copy of your event registration to the sign on.
- Helmets are compulsory for all participants with no exceptions.
The Sean Kelly Classic is an opportunity to cycle alongside the six time World Number 1 cyclist on his training roads around his hometown.
Carrick on Suir is a small town nestled in the shadow of Slievenamon, the mountain which gives its' name to the events host club. On both the 50k and 115k routes participants will get a flavour of the finest roads and scenery that County Tipperary has to offer.
'Normally in Ireland they don't name a square after you until you're dead, so it is a great honour' - Sean Kelly in a TV interview on the morning when he demolished the best in the World in the Nissan Classic Time trial that started in Sean Kelly Square.
Sean Kelly Biography :
Personal information :
Full name : John James Kelly
Given name : Sean
Nickname : King Kelly
Born : 21st May 1956 in
Carrick-on-Suir, Waterford, Ireland
Favourite drink : Cappuccino
Favourite food : Pasta
Favourite Bike : The one I don't have to pay for, Vitus.
Favourite clothing : Sean Kelly by Onda
Favourite races : The Tour of Switzerland and The Nissan Classic
Great roads and hotels in Switzerland
Great support and atmosphere at the Nissan
1977-1978 - Flandria
1979–1981 - Splendor
1982–1983 - Sem-France Loire
1984–1985 - Skil-Sem
1986–1988 - KAS
1989–1991 - PDM Concorde
1992–1993 - Festina-Lotus
1994 -1994 - Catavana
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
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)
Milan – San Remo: (1986, 1992)
Paris–Roubaix: (1984, 1986)
Liège–Bastogne–Liège: (1984, 1989)
Giro di Lombardia: (1983, 1985, 1991)
Carrick on Suir
A town made famous by its' Musicians and sportsmen which was once the seat of the Earl of Ormond whose ancestral home still takes pride of place within the Town.