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Jerome Glavin

Jerome Glavin
Jerome is a Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick. His life revolves around sports, and his passion varies from Formula 1 and Moto GP to football and tennis. A keen cyclist himself, Jerome has a huge interest in the world of professional cycling.

Eddie Dunbar – Ireland’s Next Tour Winner?

Irish Cycling hasn’t had a hero since the days of Seán Kelly and Stephen Roche. However, the sport has undergone something of a Renaissance in the last few years, with more and more people out on the roads putting down hard miles. Soccer has Robbie Keane, golf has Rory McIlroy and rugby had Brian O’Driscoll up until last season. Nicholas Roche is …

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What Happened To The Brazilian Conveyor Belt?

Lucas Silva featured for Real Madrid last night. But is he an outlier in Brazil’s latest generation of frankly below par footballers?   Brazilian football has suffered greatly in the past year. Gone are the days when Brazil dominate at international level, and gone are the days when every European team is monitoring the progress of the latest group of …

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Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris Is Good But Not Great

Hugo Lloris is one of the Premier League’s finest goalkeepers. On many occasions he has kept Tottenham in contention, giving his side a greater chance of winning games, exemplified against West Brom recently. His shot-stopping, reactions and control of the penalty area and back line are all exemplary. In terms of Premier League goalkeepers, he is only beaten by David de Gea, …

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English Football: Winter Sun Is Not For Everyone

With the majority of major football leagues across Europe taking a break over the festive period, Jerome Glavin takes a look at how it could be affecting English sides’ performances. England is the only country in Europe’s top five divisions that does not take a winter break. Italy, Spain and France all have breaks lasting at least two weeks. In …

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Cycling: A Sport of the People

Cycling has always been a sport of the people, for the people. Spectators get more access to the stars during competition than in almost every other sport. It is important to respect the access that spectators get with riders, but what happens when spectators overstep this line? Does more crowd control need to be put in place or will the …

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Rider Profile: Tony Martin

To be a good time triailist (TT) is a different challenge than it is to be a good road racer. Tony Martin is both a talented road racer and an incredibly gifted time trialist., writes Jerome Glavin. Nicknamed the “Panzerwagen”, the German has stood atop the UCI Individual World Time Trial podium an incredible three times. Add to this stage …

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The Rise of Colombian Cycling

In an ironic historical turn of events, Colombians have been invading Europe in the form of professional cycling. The Conquistadores of the modern peloton, Colombian riders have been making waves in the cycling world. Martin Emilio Rodriguez, known as “Cochise”, was one of the first Colombian riders to take on the European peloton. He was moderately successful having won two …

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Rider Profile: Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is the most successful sprinter of all time. Sprinting at a top speed of around 80km/h, the “Manx Missile” has blown apart all competition that comes his way. Taking a closer look at his career, is Jerome Glavin. Having turned professional in 2005 riding in the World Tour, Cavendish sealed himself a pro contract for the 2007 and …

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Can dopers be considered as greats?

Blood doping is categorically the single biggest problem in the world of professional cycling. According to some riders it has been in the sport as early as the 1900’s. With this in mind the question has to be asked; can riders who have been convicted of doping be considered as greats? Giving us his answer is Jerome Glavin. Jacques Anquetil …

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Rider Profile: Alberto Contador

In the first of a weekly series, here we chronicle the profiles of many different riders. These will range from current stars to the all-time greats of cycling, and up-and-coming starlets. To start the series we will take a look at Alberto Contador. The Spaniard is one of the most successful, naturally talented, yet divisive figures in the peloton. There …

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