To date only four Irish cyclists have won stages in the Tour De France.

  Shay Elliott was the first to be followed of course by Sean Kelly and Stephen Roche.


Martin Earley is the fourth of this illustrious quartet winning the stage into Pau in the 1989 Tour de France.

Martin is one of only 3 to have also won stages in the Giro D’Italia, an honour he shares with Stephen Roche and Shay Elliott.

Add to this stage wins in the Tour of the Basque Country and he was of course a member of the Irish Team that helped Stephen Roche take Gold in the 1987 World championships