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Former World No. 1 Cyclist; Winner of 9 Monument Classics & 193 Professional Races; TV Commentator, AnPost Team General Manager & Entrepreneur

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Sean Kelly is an Irish former professional road bicycle racer, one of the most successful road cyclists of the 1980s, and one of the finest classics riders of all time. From turning professional in 1977 until his retirement in 1994, he won nine monument classics, and 193 professional races in total. He won Paris–Nice seven years in a row and the first UCI Road World Cup in 1989. He won the 1988 Vuelta a España and had multiple wins in the Giro di Lombardia, Milan–San Remo, Paris–Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Other victories include the Critérium International, Grand Prix des Nations and smaller tours including the Tour de Suisse, Tour of the Basque Country and Volta a Catalunya.

Kelly twice won bronze medals (1982, 1989) in the World Road Race Championships. Kelly was first to be ranked No.1 when the FICP rankings were introduced in March 1984, a position he held for a record five years. In the 1984 season, Kelly achieved 33 victories.

Kelly retired from professional competition in 1994.

Kelly is a commentator for the English-language services of Eurosport and has established and is involved in the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy in Belgium. In 2006 he launched Ireland's first professional team, the Sean Kelly Team, composed of young Irish and Belgian riders based at the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy in Merchtem, Belgium. He rides long-distance charity cycling tours with Blazing Saddles, a charity raising money for the blind and partially sighted. Such tours have included a journey across America by bike in 2000. He also participates in charity cycling endurance events in Scotland (notably with the Braveheart Cycling Fund), England, France and Ireland. Sean Kelly regularly cycles with SportActive cycling holidays in Mallorca.

Sean Kelly published his autobiography Hunger in 2013.

Kelly also is a top quality clothing supplier. He inspires and tests custom clothing for cycling and triathlon clubs, ​teams, companies and events.

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Sean Kelly

Former World No. 1 Cyclist; Winner of 9 Monument Classics & 193 Professional Races; TV Commentator, AnPost Team General Manager & Entrepreneur

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Sean Kelly Biography

Sean Kelly is an Irish former professional road bicycle racer, one of the most successful road cyclists of the 1980s, and one of the finest classics riders of all time. From turning professional in 1977 until his retirement in 1994, he won nine monument classics, and 193 professional races in total. He won Paris–Nice seven years in a row and the first UCI Road World Cup in 1989. He won the 1988 Vuelta a España and had multiple wins in the Giro di Lombardia, Milan–San Remo, Paris–Roubaix and Liège–Bastogne–Liège. Other victories include the Critérium International, Grand Prix des Nations and smaller tours including the Tour de Suisse, Tour of the Basque Country and Volta a Catalunya.

Kelly twice won bronze medals (1982, 1989) in the World Road Race Championships. Kelly was first to be ranked No.1 when the FICP rankings were introduced in March 1984, a position he held for a record five years. In the 1984 season, Kelly achieved 33 victories.

Kelly retired from professional competition in 1994.

Kelly is a commentator for the English-language services of Eurosport and has established and is involved in the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy in Belgium. In 2006 he launched Ireland's first professional team, the Sean Kelly Team, composed of young Irish and Belgian riders based at the Sean Kelly Cycling Academy in Merchtem, Belgium. He rides long-distance charity cycling tours with Blazing Saddles, a charity raising money for the blind and partially sighted. Such tours have included a journey across America by bike in 2000. He also participates in charity cycling endurance events in Scotland (notably with the Braveheart Cycling Fund), England, France and Ireland. Sean Kelly regularly cycles with SportActive cycling holidays in Mallorca.

Sean Kelly published his autobiography Hunger in 2013.

Kelly also is a top quality clothing supplier. He inspires and tests custom clothing for cycling and triathlon clubs, ​teams, companies and events.

Sean Kelly Videos

  • The 2018 Cycling Season in review - Sean Kelly and the Eurosport ...
    A season in review: Eurosport's Matt Stephens, Jonathan Edwards, Rob Hatch and Sean Kelly discuss the highs and lows of the 2018 season.
  • My Toughest Day: Sean Kelly #1
    The Vuelta winner and multiple Classics champion tells us about his toughest day on the bike For all the latest in cycling visit: ...
  • Sean Kelly on riding the Cobbles | Cycling Weekly
    Sen Kelly, two time winner of the Paris-Roubaix and three times a runner up at the tour of Flanders, gives his thoughts on racing on cobbles, ...

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  • How to book Sean Kelly?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sean Kelly for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Sean Kelly, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sean Kelly or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sean Kelly?

    Booking fees for Sean Kelly, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sean Kelly, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sean Kelly?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sean Kelly for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sean Kelly for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sean Kelly or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sean Kelly or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Sean Kelly is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Sean Kelly for your event is available upon request. Sean Kelly generally travels from DublinIreland and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Frankie Andreu, Andy Schleck, Levi Leipheimer, Tyler Hamilton and Bob Roll. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Sean Kelly for an upcoming event.

Sean Kelly Speaker Videos

  • The 2018 Cycling Season in review - Sean Kelly and the Eurosport ...
    A season in review: Eurosport's Matt Stephens, Jonathan Edwards, Rob Hatch and Sean Kelly discuss the highs and lows of the 2018 season.
    My Toughest Day: Sean Kelly #1
    The Vuelta winner and multiple Classics champion tells us about his toughest day on the bike For all the latest in cycling visit: ...
  • Sean Kelly on riding the Cobbles | Cycling Weekly
    Sen Kelly, two time winner of the Paris-Roubaix and three times a runner up at the tour of Flanders, gives his thoughts on racing on cobbles, ...

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