November 1 | In this episode of The Cycling Podcast we sit down to talk to Irish rider Conor Dunne about his experiences at the Vuelta a España.
Dunne was part of the Aqua Blue team – the first Irish squad to ride a Grand Tour – that set out from Nîmes in southern France in August.
For the 6ft 8in tall rider, the Vuelta presented a huge challenge every day. He finished 158th – and last – overall, although it has to be remembered that in order to finish last in a Grand Tour the rider has to actually finish.
Lionel Birnie met Conor while he was visiting his parents in Hertfordshire after his final race of the season, the World Championships in Norway, and before he headed off on holiday to Guatemala and Nicaragua.
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