Eoin O’Connell

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Category – A1

Years with Blarney – 3 (2014,2015, 2018)

Favourite cyclist – Peter Sagan, he can win in so many different ways

Which of the following best describes you as a cyclist (Sprinter/Climber/Time Trialist/Puncheur/Rouleur) – Rouleur

Most memorable events/races you took part in – Ras 2017 in Donegal, amazing scenery and 25 degree temperatures

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Best results – 1 st Ballinrobe 3-day 2016, 1 st Munster Championships 2016, 1 st Wexford 2-day 2016, 1 st Drumm Cup (Currow) 2016, 1 st Paddy Flanagan (Kildare) 2016, 1 st Willie Slattery Cup (Tipp Wheelers GP) 2017

Favourite race circuit – Ras Mumhan Stage 2 in North Kerry

Favourite climb – Glengesh, Donegal

 

eoc-2Goals for 2018 – Top 10 on a Ras stage and Top 5 County rider GC

How have you benefited from being a member of Blarney CC – motivation in Winter when its needed most.

Advice you’d give to someone new to competitive cycling – find out what you’re good at, get even better at that and you’re guaranteed to win.

 

eoc-4Have you done the Rás before – yes, twice

What you remember most (good or bad) from past Rás experiences  – Getting dropped after 80km out of the front bunch and cycling backwards looking for the safety of the next bunch on the road

Stage you are most looking forward to in this years Rás – Stage 4 Listowel to Glengarriff

Stage you are least looking forward to in this years Rás – Stage 1 can be very nerve wracking