Friday, December 17, 2010

Le Puncheur

1983 Paris Nice...
King Kelly wins stage 3 in front of Francis Castaing (left) & Josef Lieckens.
He'll win a total of 3 stages and the overall!



Sean Kelly was a 'Puncheur'. The rider that had enough tactical cool combine with his famous speed to win big time.

As a sprinter he fared very well on short climbs able to maintain high energy over a short time. He climbed fairly well in the mountains, during the Tour, somewhat of a risk to his sprinting speed.

Paris-Nice suited the Irishman. A short stage race with enough in it for him to win a record seven times (1982-1988)!


Le Puncheur in 1981
Photo: Marcel Segesseman

4 comments:

TRI714 said...

ALLEZ KELLY ! Loved this.

Richard said...

Many guys followed him... Cheers!

IzzyBio said...

Funny how the advertisement 'wickes' ends up upside down when he's racing.

Richard said...

There goes quality control!

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