“We are hoping that when he comes back, at the end of November, December, we can bring him to Kanturk. But this Covid thing is upsetting everything and it’s very hard to make plans,’’ Dan said.
“It will motivate me; it will motivate the younger guys even more, guys just starting out in cycling. They can see what the end of the line looks like, if you put in hard work. It’s great for everyone,’’ he said.
“It’s easier to root for a fella when he’s a good character off the bike, too. He’s a really nice guy and I couldn’t be happier for him. He raced with Kanturk a small bit before my time, but I would have seen photos of him in Kanturk jerseys. He raced for the club and had some success, like many before him and after him.”