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OTHER CYCLING : Sundry Items Last Updated: 21 Sep 2020 - 12:47:18 PM

By Michael Hennessy,
30 Oct 2009,

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Rider Profile . . . it's European Track Champion SAM BENNETT

Sam Bennett
10 questions.... with Sam Bennett

What's your favourite meal? dinner:)
Chicken, brown rice and sweet thai chilli sauce.

Who's your hero?
Robbie McEwen a true sprinter, Sean Kelly, Tom Boonen and Brian Kenneally.

What's your favourite climb?
My climb out of bed each morning I have to go out training!

If you were a super-pro, what team would you like to ride for and why?
Team Columbia high road HTC, because you would get an arm chair ride to the finish, it is very hard to get it wrong with that support on the road! but you must remember a super pro because I don't think I would fancy trying to hold their wheel! haha. My favourite team is Quick Step.

Who's your ideal date?
My girlfriend Tara, she helps me unwind, I can be myself and she'll make sure I'm in bed early for training the next day!

What book/magazine are you reading at the moment?
Nutrition books, mainly because I'm doing my college assignment on it but also because it will help me look after myself for my sport.

What's the best bike race in the world?
Paris-Roubaix and also the world championship.

Your greatest achievement off the bike?
Getting a good leaving cert in the same year as getting a great result in the 3 biggest races of the year.

What 5 people would you invite to dinner(either dead or alive)?
Paul Healion, Mark Heneghan and my best friend Bernard(these are the funniest people I've ever met), Robbie McEwen and Tom Boonen.

Any goals for next season?
I would like keep progressing to step myself up into a higher level. I would like to be on good form for the world championship.

Thanks again Sam. Best of luck next season.


There are lots more profiles and other interesting stuff on Michael Hennessy's Blog at

However here an interesting Profile on one of our future stars...

Rider Profile..... It's Young SEAN O'NEILL from Fermoy..

Sean O'Neill
10 questions with.... Sean

What's your favourite meal ?
My favourite meal would have to be a roast dinner with Yorkshire pudding!

Who s your hero?
My hero would be Sean Kelly because he rode with his heart and never gave up.

What's your favourite climb ?
One that I've ridden would probably be Glocamara or the vee but I'd love to ride the Alp d'Huez.

If you were a super-pro , what team would you like to ride for and why ?
Saxo-Bank because their a well done team and have talented riders as well as experienced pros.

Who s your ideal date ?
Eva Mendes. Very, very, very hot!

What book/magazine are you reading at the moment ?
I'm reading Cherub: The Recruit. Jam-packed and cool.

What's the best bike race in the world ?
The Tour de France and Ardenne classics , especially the Amstel Gold Race. I'd love to win both!!

Your greatest achievement off the bike?
Representing my school in England in running at the District Games. Didn't do to well though!

What 5 people would you invite to dinner ( either dead or alive )
Lance Armstrong (for cycling tips), Pat Shortt (for some comedy), Albert Einstein (for hair tips!), Beyonce (have a bit of a singsong) and Bradley Wiggins (don't know why).

Any goals for next season ?
To get a pro contract!!!!Ha, Ha! !I'll just do my best and hopefully success will come!

Thanks Sean , Best of luck next season !

---- would like to thank Michael Hennessy for allowing us to use these excerpts.

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