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The Ascent: Sean Kelly, Stephen Roche and the Rise of Irish Cycling’s Golden Generation

In the 1980s two young men from Ireland, a cycling backwater, emerged from obscure beginnings to dominate the sport of cycling: Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche. Here, their remarkable story is laid bare. The Ascent is the definitive account of Irish cycling’s golden era.