Nearly two decades after the prime of his racing career, Irishman Sean Kelly was recognized by the Texaco Sportstars Hall of Fame in Dublin Wednesday evening.
"When you see all that Sean has put into Irish Cycling both during his career and now developing riders he thoroughly deserves this honour," said UCI President, Pat McQuaid to www.irishcycling.com.
Kelly was ranked among the top cyclists of the world from 1984 to 1989 with his career in the European peloton spanning 18 years. The 51 year-old Kelly was known as a Classics rider, but he also won one Vuelta a España, and seven consecutive editions of Paris-Nice. His other wins included the Tour de Suisse and multiple editions of the Milan-Sanremo, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Giro di Lombardi, Gent-Wevelgem and the Grand Prix des Nations Critérium International, just to name a few.