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Sean Kelly To Ride Mallorca 312 This Weekend

by Henry Peacock

"King of The Classics", Sean Kelly, will be participating in the Mallorca 312 Sportive on the 27th April.

 The Irish cyclist, one of the best cyclists in history and furthermore one of the most successful "Classic Riders", knows the island very well thanks to several years in which he has been working side by side with the tour operator SportActive, which offers amateurs a chance to ride alongside King Kelly in Majorca. SportActive have been working with the event since its inception and the club that is attached provided more riders in the 2012 edition than anyone else.

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Sean Kelly At A SportActive Training Camp

Winner of seven consecutive Paris-Nice Tours, three Tour of Lombardy's, twice Paris-Roubaix, Milan - San Remo and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, in addition of one Vuelta a España. Sean Kelly's professional road career lasted from 1977 to 1994. Kelly rode wheel to wheel wih a huge number of other cycling legends such as: Perico Delgado, Eddy Merckx, Francesco Moser, Stephen Roche, Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond.

Sean Kelly will ride alongside "scar Freire, Joan Horrach, Pedro Horrillo, Joseba Beloki and Fernando Escartín to complete the shorter of the two routes available the Mallorca 167 route.

I'll be at the event riding the full 312km route, hopefully I'll get a chance to meet all these famous faces and ride with them. Full report to follow next week, wish me luck.

For more information on the Mallorca 312 please visit: http://en.mallorca312.com/home/





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