An Post-M.Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team

An Post-M.Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team

Infobox Cycling team
teamname = An Post-M.Donnelly-Grant Thornton Sean Kelly Team


code = SKT
base = IRL
founded = 2006
disbanded =
manager = Kurt Bogaerts
ds1 = Kurt Bogaerts
ds2 = Andy Vanhoudt
ds3 = Sean Kelly
discipline = Road, track
status = Continental
season = 2006 2007
oldname = Sean Kelly ACLVB-M.Donnelly Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M.Donnelly-Sean Kelly

An Post-M.Donnelly-Grant Thornton-Sean Kelly Team ("UCI Team Code": SKT) is a UCI Continental cycling team registered in Ireland, based at the Sean Kelly Academy in Merchtem, Belgium that participates predominantly in races on the UCI Europe Tour. The team is managed by Kurt Bogaerts and Seán Kelly with directeur sportif Andy Vanhoudt.

The team began in 2006 with the name Sean Kelly Team ACLVB-M.Donnelly as the first Irish professional cycling team. Shortly after its launch another Irish continental team was launched, Team Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn. For the 2007 season, these two teams merged to form the Murphy & Gunn-Newlyn-M.Donnelly-Sean Kelly team. [cite web|url=http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2007/teams2007/SKT.shtml|title=2007 team database. Note at bottom stating merger, Cyclingnews.com|publisher=cyclingnews.com|accessdate=2008-04-26] [cite web|url=http://www.cyclingnews.com/features.php?id=features/2007/murphygunn|title=New look Irish continental team launched in Dublin|publisher=Cyclingnews.com|accessdate=2008-05-25] . The team achieved several good results including second overall in the Rás Tailteann with Paídi O'Brien. [cite web|url=http://www.fbdinsuranceras.com/event/fbdras_318.shtml|title=Kenneally Takes Final Stage, Martin Wins Overall|publisher=FBD Insurance Ras.com|accessdate=2008-05-25] At the end of 2007 it was announced that An Post would replace Murphy & Gunn as main sponsor while Grant Thornton replaced the Newlyn group as a co-sponsor. [cite web|url=http://www.rte.ie/sport/cycling/2007/1206/seankelly.html?rss|title=An Post to sponsor Sean Kelly team|publisher=RTE.ie|accessdate=2008-05-25] For the 2008 season, the team became more international with four Belgians, two Britons, one Swede and one German joining the six Irish riders. [cite web|url=http://www.cyclingnews.com/features.php?id=features/2008/sean_kelly_launch08|title=Sean Kelly pushes harder for 2008|publisher=Cyclingnews.com|accessdate=2008-05-25] The team took its biggest win when Stephen Gallagher won the general classification of the Rás Tailteann. [cite web|url=http://www.irishcycling.com/publish/news/art_3085.shtml|title=Stage victory for O'Loughlin, Gallagher takes An Post's greatest win|publisher=Irish Cycling|accessdate=2008-05-26] . It has also taken overall victories in Vuelta a Extremadura and Tour des Pyrennees

Major results


=2008 [cite web|url=http://www.seankellycyclingacademy.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=14&Itemid=33|title=Results. edited version used. top 10 for overalls & one day races, top 5 for stages of races, seankellyacademy.com|publisher=seankellyacademy.com|accessdate=2008-04-27] . =

* 1st, Overall FBD Insurance Ras : Stephen Gallagher
* 1st, Team Classification FBD Insurance Ras
* 1st, Overall Vuelta a Extremadura : Daniel Lloyd
* 1st, Overall Tour des Pyrénées : Dan Fleeman
* 1st, Stage 1 Vuelta a Extremadura : Team Time Trial
* 2nd, Irish National Road Race Championship : Paidi O'Brien
* 2nd, Stage 3 Tour of Munster : Mark Cassidy
* 2nd, Stage 1 Volta Ciclista da Ascension : Benny De Schrooder
* 2nd, Stage 2 Tour des Pyrénées : Dan Fleeman
* 3rd, Stage 1 FBD Insurance Ras : Benny De Schrooder
* 3rd, Stage 3 & 6 FBD Insurance Ras : Stephen Gallagher
* 3rd, Stage 1 Volta Ciclista da Ascension : Dan Fleeman
* 3rd, Stage 3 Vuelta a Extremadura : Benny De Schrooder
* 3rd, Stage 2 Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Paidi O'Brien
* 4th, Overall Volta Ciclista da Ascension : Daniel Lloyd
* 4th, Stage 2 FBD Insurance Ras : Mark Cassidy
* 4th, Halle-Ingooigem : Benny De Schrooder
* 4th, Stage 1 Tour des Pyrénées : Dan Fleeman
* 4th. British National Road Race Championships : Daniel Lloyd
* 5th, Stage 3 Tour of Britain : Benny De Schrooder
* 5th, Pino Cerami : Benny De Schrooder
* 5th, Stage 1 Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Daniel Lloyd
* 5th, Stage 2 Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Daniel Lloyd
* 6th, Overall Tour of Britain : Benny De Schrooder
* 6th, Stage 1 Tour of Ireland : Benny De Schrooder
* 6th, Stage 3 Tour of Ireland : Kenny Lisabeth
* 6th, Stage 4 Tour of Ireland : Daniel Lloyd
* 6th, Overall Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Daniel Lloyd
* 7th, Overall Tour of Britain : Dan Fleeman
* 7th, Overall Étoile de Bessèges : Benny De Schrooder
* 8th, Stage 4 Tour of Britain: Daniel Lloyd
* 8th, Stage 3 Tour of Britain: Dan Fleeman
* 8th, Beverbeek Classic : Kenny Lisabeth
* 9th, Overall Team G.C. Tour of Britain
* 9th, Stage 6 Tour of Britain : Kenny Lisabeth
* 9th, Stage 3 Pino Cerami : Daniel Lloyd
* 9th, Overall FBD Insurance Ras : Benny De Schrooder
* 9th, Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen : Kenny Lisabeth
* 10th, Overall FBD Insurance Ras : Paidi O'Brien
* 10th, Ronde van Overijssel : Paidi O'Brien
* 13th, Overall Tour of Ireland : Daniel Fleeman
* 15th, Overall Tour of Ireland : Daniel Lloyd


=2007 [cite web|url=http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/team.asp?year=2007&teamcode=SKT|title=Cycling Quotient page of Sean Kelly team 2007. Contains linkables to each rider to get results from themtop 10 for overalls & one day races, top 5 for stages of races, cqranking.com|publisher=cqranking.com|accessdate=2008-06-07] =

* 2nd, Overall, FBD Insurance Ras : Paidi O'Brien
* 2nd Stages 1, 3 & 5 FBD Insurance Ras : Paidi O'Brien
* 2nd, Irish National Road Race Championship : Paidi O'Brien
* 2nd, Grand Prix de Dourges-Hénin-Beaumont : Mark Cassidy
* 3rd, Stage 6 FBD Insurance Ras : Mark Cassidy
* 3rd, Stage 8 FBD Insurance Ras : Glenn Bak
* 3rd, Irish National Road Race Championship : Mark Cassidy
* 4th, Irish National Championships Time Trial : Paul Healion
* 4th, Stage 3 Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Glenn Bak
* 5th, Stage 6 FBD Insurance Ras : Stephen Gallagher
* 6th, Overall FBD Insurance Ras : Stephen Gallagher
* 7th, Overall Tour of Ireland : Glenn Bak
* 8th, Irish National Road Race Championships : Paul Healion
* 10th, Ronde van Overijssel : Reino Stofferis
* 11th, Overall Cinturón Ciclista a Mallorca : Glenn Bak


=2006 Sean Kelly Team ACLVB-M.Donnelly [cite web|url=http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/team.asp?year=2006&teamcode=SKT|title=Cycling Quotient page of Sean Kelly team 2006. Contains linkables to each rider to get results from themtop 10 for overalls & one day races, top 5 for stages of races, cqranking.com|publisher=cqranking.com|accessdate=2008-06-15] =

* 2nd, Stage 7, FBD Insurance Ras : Jehudi Schoonacker
* 4th, Ronde van Noord-Holland : Reino Stofferis
* 3rd, Irish National Road Race Championship : Paidi O'Brien
* 5th, Irish National Road Race Championship : Timothy Cassidy
* 7th, Druivenkoers - Overijse : Paidi O'Brien
* 8th, Beverbeek Classic : Stijn Minne
* 9th, Irish National Championships Road Race : Mark Cassidy
* 10th, Irish National Championships Road Race : Andrew McQuaid


=2006 Team Murphy & Gunn [cite web|url=http://www.cqranking.com/men/asp/gen/team.asp?year=2006&teamcode=TMG|title=Cycling Quotient page of Team Murphy & Gunn 2006. Contains linkables to each rider to get results from themtop 10 for overalls & one day races, top 5 for stages of races, cqranking.com|publisher=cqranking.com|accessdate=2008-06-15] =

* 2nd, Stage 9, FBD Insurance Ras : Simon Kelly
* 2nd, IRL National Championships Time Trial : Paul Healion
* 5th, Stage 3, FBD Insurance Ras : Paul Healion
* 6th, Overall, FBD Insurance Ras : Simon Kelly

2008 squad

As of April 26, 2008. [cite web |url=http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2008/teams2008/SKT.shtml |title=An Post - M Donnelly - Grant Thornton - Sean Kelly Team |accessdate=2008-04-26 |publisher=Cyclingnews]

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