Tuesday 21 November 2017

Eating an elephant, one bite at a time

From cycling in the Alps with Sean Kelly, to wrapping up multimillion deals, Johnny has led a gilded life, writes Niamh Horan

Johnny Ronan, Brian Cowen and Richard Barrett at the Convention Centre Dublin
Johnny Ronan, Brian Cowen and Richard Barrett at the Convention Centre Dublin
Niamh Horan

Niamh Horan

Johnny Ronan rounded a hairpin turn on his carbon racing bike and looked up in awe at Alpe d'Huez, one of the monument mountain stages of the Tour De France and one of the toughest climbs in road cycling.

At 10,930 ft, the climb to the top of the mountain seemed impossible.

But Ronan had an ace in the pack. Beside him was Sean Kelly, one of toughest, most resolute hardmen of the professional peloton and a friend of 25 years.

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