Posts Tagged ‘John Pierce’
Picture by John Pierce, PhotoSport International.
I will be joining Le Tour De Langkawi 2008 this year (9th Feb 2008 – 17th Feb 2008) as a Web support member for their official website, www.ltdl.com.my . Thanks to Marcus from CreativeAppetite for his invitation and sponsoring me. I’m not too sure if Tommy and John will be joining but it will be great for a small re-union. Stay tune…
Source: worldwidecyclesblog.comAt the launch last week of this years new An Post Sean Kelly racing team it was mentioned that the current manager had come to Sean Kelly as a teenager and asked if he could train with him . This is the expanded story of how that happened .
Kurt Bogaerts was a teenager when he plucked up the courage to aproach one of the top pro cyclists of all time Sean Kelly ,who happened to live near him in the Brussels suberb of Merchtem . He had heard that the pro teams sold off their bike at the end of each year and wanted to purchase a Festina team bike from the team .
One afternoon when he spotted Kelly’s car outside of the house he tentativly aproached the front door and rang the bell . Linda answered the door and went to get Sean when Kurt explained the reason for the visit . Sean agreed to try to get Kurt a team bike from the team at the end of that years season and told him to call back in a few weeks . Kurt was delighted and did call back again a number of weeks later . Kelly did not yet have a bike for him and asked Kurt to give him a shout in a few weeks again .
Picture by: John Pierce, PhotoSport International.
Kurt persisted and did call again a number of weeks later and this time Kelly did have a bike for him . As they were completing the transaction Kurt said in passing that if Sean ever wanted someone to train with that he would be delighted to train with him . Sean took his number but did not commit to anything . Continue Reading »
This memorial stone is set in the top
of the actual ‘castelation’ stone that
Casartelli struck when he fell on the
Portet de Aspet.The larger Olympic Memorial to Casartelli is further down the mountain in an opening.
I note the Inscription is by TOMMY CAMPBELL sure not the Irish Journalist ?
Photo & Mail by:
John Pierce (Photographer Cyclisme)