Joey McLoughlin

Joey McLoughlin (born 3 December 1964) is an English former professional cyclist from Liverpool. He grew up on the Cantril Farm housing estate in Liverpool, the youngest of 11 children.

Joey McLoughlin
Personal information
Full nameJoseph McLoughlin
Born (1964-12-03) 3 December 1964 (age 57)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur teams
1983Liverpool Mercury
1984GS Strada
Professional teams
1985ANC-Freight-Rover
1986-1987ANC-Halfords
1988-1989Z-Peugeot
1990Ever Ready-Halfords
1991Townsend Cycles.
Major wins
Sealink International
Jersey yellow.svg Milk Race
Jersey yellow.svg Kellogg's Tour of Britain (1987)

As a child and teenager, he was a neighbour of many people who went on to be famous, including footballers Ian Bishop, David Fairclough and Mick Quinn, musicians Paul Rutherford (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), and most members of The Farm, along with actor and comedian Craig Charles.

McLoughlin's talent and aggressive riding as a junior and young senior caused excitement in the British cycling press. He turned professional in 1985 and in his second year came 4th in the Dutch one-day classic, the Amstel Gold Race.[1] Riding for the ANC Halfords professional team, he won the 1986 Milk Race following a long attack through the hills and valleys of South Wales on the Carmarthen to Cardiff stage. Despite this early promise his wins were few due to a series of injuries (especially tendinitis) and he was unable to ride the 1987 Tour de France with the ANC team. After that team folded he rode for other professional teams until his retirement in 1991.

PalmarèsEdit

1983
2nd Girvan 3 day
1984
  3rd British National Road Race Championships (Amateur)
2nd Overall, Premier Calendar
1985
1st Overall Sealink International
1st stage 6, Sealink International
3rd Stage Ronde van de Algarve
1986
1st   in General Classification Milk Race
1st Stage 7, Milk Race
4th Amstel Gold Race
1st Stage 5, Ronde van de Algarve
1st Stage 6, Ronde van de Algarve
1987
1st   1st in General Classification Kellogg's Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2, Kellogg's Tour of Britain
1988
3rd Kellogg's Tour of Britain
1st Stage 2, Kellogg's Tour of Britain

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amstel Gold Race 1986".

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