4,500 take to the Waterford roads
The 2010 Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford took place recently.
“Little did I know when I took a call from the ‘iconic metal man’ in 2007 to become the Official Mineral Water-sponsor that the event would grow from 700 riders to 4,500 riders in 2010,” commented Marie Cooney, Director, Tipperary Natural Mineral Water.
Cyclists from seven to 70 from every county in Ireland, from the UK, Europe and even the US took part across the three stages.
These included the Kelly Comeragh Challenge, the 50km Kelly Cruise and the
Kelly Coast Route.
“The ingredients that go into making this a unique event are the great man himself Sean Kelly who’s highly involved in the nuts and bolts of the whole event – the first man to arrive and one of the last to leave – coupled with the breathtaking Waterford landscape,” added Marie Cooney, “Dungarvan Bay to the mighty Comeragh Mountains to the dramatic vistas of the Copper Coast and all the towns, villages and communities dotted in between make this tour one of the country’s biggest and best.”
As in the previous three years the Charity nominated was the Irish Cancer Society.