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Mark Scanlon’s 1998 World Championship Win
This weekend sees the UCI Road World Championships return to Holland for the first time since 1998. The last time they were held there a little known Irish man became the Junior World Champion in a race that also included current Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins.
Sligo native Mark Scanlon was a two time national champion, winning in 2003 and 2004. He went on to complete the 2004 Tour de France for the AG2R team, becoming the first Irish man to ride in the race since Stephen Roche in 1994. Scanlon also rode for Ireland at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He retired from professional cycling in 2007.