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PICTURE GALLERY : Peter Purfield : Picture Archive Last Updated: 18 Sep 2020 - 8:34:32 PM

1978 Irish Cycling - Picture Archive No 5
By Peter Purfield
24 Jun 1998,

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Here are some pictures I took of the 1978 Raleigh Dunlop Tour of Ireland International 8 day stage race.

My apologies as these pictures are a bit mixed, please don't contact me looking for pictures, I will post more pictures here when I get some spare time. Even converting the pictures on this page took a fair amount of time.

Please enjoy the pictures that are already posted on the site.

8 Day International Cycle Race

Ceremonial Start in O'Connell Street, Dublin

Brendan Madden, John Hegarthy, Oliver McQuaid and Michael Nulty

Dennis Brennan, Paul Tansey, Peter Morton (bending down) and Fran Riordan

John Shortt (British Airways Team) is one of the race favourites

One of the race favourites, Billy Kerr (NICF) getting ready before the start

The full time Spanish Super Ser team, came prepared with a Team bus

Kevin Sinclair, Richie McCormack and Robert Gleeson

The riders heading off on the first stage of eight days of racing

Sean Lally (far left), Oliver McQuaid, Peter Morton and Fran Riordan starting off

The race heading out on stage one at Drumcondra Bridge

Peter Morton (center)

Billy Kerr and Tony Lally

Aidan McKeown and Mick Cussack

Climb on Stage 7

One of the Spanish Super Ser riders leads on the climb

Robert Millar (Scotland) chases in second place (he went on to win the Mountains jersey in the Tour de France)

This group is in third place, the only riders I recognise is Peter Morton (left) and Richie McCormack (right)

Stephen Roche leads the fourth group with riders Billy Kerr (NICF), Aiden McKeown (NICF), Sandy Gilchrist (GB) and John Shortt (BA) that I can make out behind

John Short (in Race Leaders jersey) in the Roche group

Oliver McQuaid is just off the back of the Roche group

These pictures are posted in Memory of the Tour of Ireland Organisers John Lackey and John J McCormack

The main men behind the Tour of Ireland were John Lackey (left) and JJ McCormack (right) both of whom are no longer with us


More pictures to follow when I get time :-)

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