We first came across Conor Dunne in his AN Post days, dueling with those hardy Topsport boys in a big kermis at Westrozebeke in Flanders.
The next thing we knew his 6′ 8″ frame was on the tele from the 2015 Richmond Virginia Worlds, initiating the break of the day for his team Ireland jersey and spending 200 K ‘up the road.’
This year he’s changed allegiances from AN Post to cult British Continental squad, JLT Condor and is back in the headlines, winning what’s cited as; ‘Britain’s answer to Paris-Roubaix’ – but maybe the Tro Bro Leon would be a better comparison.
There’s no pavé in ‘The Rutland’ as most call the Melton CiCLE Classic but there’s plenty of dirt road and pot holes; it’s a race requiring good bike handling skills as well as fitness – and a good dollop of luck.
VeloVeritas recently caught up with Conor after his fine win…
Congratulations, Conor – what was the JLT Condor game plan for the race?
“We wanted to make sure we won as many UCI points as we could to help us qualify for the Tour of Britain and obviously produce the be