Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Not bad for a small country

I know it's a pretty nerdy thing to do but, while watching yesterdays stage, I thought someone ought to compile a list of Ireland's Tour De France achievements. So I did!

And a pretty impressive list it is too.

10 starters, 9 finishers, 1 Overall win, 3 Yellow jersey wearers, 4 Points wins, 4 Stage winners, 10 stage wins.

The full list is:

YearRiderTeamAchievementsResult
1956Shay ElliottIle de Franceretired stage 5
1958Shay ElliottInternational48th overall @ 2h 23' 16"
1959Shay ElliottInternationaleliminated stage 14 (outside the time limit after nursing Brian Robinson to the finish)
1961Shay ElliottGreat Britain47th overall @ 1h 51' 05"
Ian MooreGreat Britainretired stage 3
1963Shay ElliottVC XII°-St Raphaël-Gitane-Dunlopwinner stage 3, Yellow Jersey for four stages61st overall @ 1h 54' 50"
1964Shay ElliottSt Raphaël-Gitane-Campagnoloretired stage 14
1978Sean KellyVeldo-Lano-Flandriawinner stage 634th overall @ 1h 10' 18"
1979Sean KellySplendor-Euro Soap38th overall @ 1h 54' 36"
1980Sean KellySplendor-Admiral-TV Eksprewinner stages 19 and 2129th overall @ 58' 54"
1981Sean KellyWickes-Splendor-Europ Decorwinner stage 1548th overall @ 1h 28' 24"
1982Sean KellySem-France Loire-Campagnolowinner stage 12, Green Jersey winner15th overall @ 27' 17"
1983Sean KellySem-Mavic-ReydelYellow Jersey for one stage, Green Jersey winner7th overall @ 12' 09"
Stephen RochePeugeot-Shell-MichelinWhite Jersey for one stage13th overall @ 21' 30"
1984Sean KellySkil-Reydel-SemGreen Jersey for one day5th overall @ 16' 35"
Stephen RocheLa Redoute25th overall @ 56' 36"
1985Sean KellySkil-Sem-Kas-MikoGreen Jersey winner4th overall @ 06' 26"
Stephen RocheLa Redoutewinner stage 18/13rd overall @ 04' 29"
Martin EarleyFagor60th overall @ 1h 20' 36"
1986Martin EarleyFagor46th overall @ 1h 30' 30"
Stephen RocheCarrera Jeans48th overall @ 1h 32' 30"
Paul KimmageRMO-Meral-Mavic131st overall @ 2h 44' 06"
1987Stephen RocheCarrera Jeanswinner stage 101st overall
Sean KellyKas-Miko-Mavicretired stage 12
Martin EarleyFagor65th overall @ 2h 14' 22"
Paul KimmageRMO-Meral-Mavicretired stage 21
1988Sean KellyKas-Canal 10-Mavic46th overall @ 1h 02' 54"
Martin EarleyKas-Canal 10-Mavicretired stage 17
1989Sean KellyPDMGreen Jersey winner9th overall @ 18' 25"
Martin EarleyPDMwinner stage 844th overall @ 1h 26' 45"
Stephen RocheFagorretired stage 10
Paul KimmageFagorretired stage 12
1990Sean KellyPDM30th overall @ 38' 42"
Martin EarleyPDMretired stage 11
Stephen RocheHistor-Sigma44th overall @ 1h 00' 07"
1991Sean KellyPDM-Concorderetired after stage 10
Martin EarleyPDM-Concorderetired after stage 10
Stephen RocheTonton Tapis-Coronaeliminated after stage 1
Lawrence RocheTonton Tapis-Corona153rd overall @ 2h 59' 25"
1992Sean KellyFestina43rd overall @ 1h 21' 37"
Martin EarleyPDM-Concorde80th overall @ 2h 21' 25"
Stephen RocheCarrera Jeans-Tassoniwinner stage 169th overall @ 20' 23"
1993Stephen RocheCarrera Jeans-Tassoni13th overall @ 29' 53"
2004Mark ScanlonAg2r-Prevoyance89th overall @ 2h 27' 49"
2009Nicolas RocheAg2r-La Mondiale23rd overall @ 38' 20"
2010Nicolas RocheAg2r-La Mondiale14th overall @ 16' 20"
2011Nicolas RocheAg2r-La Mondiale26th overall @ 46' 23"
2012Nicolas RocheAg2r-La Mondiale12th overall @ 19' 33"
Daniel MartinGarmin-Sharp35th overall @ 1h 25' 23"

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