GCN presenter Conor Dunne

Conor Dunne

Readdressing the power balance of the GCN crew

Conor achieved great heights as a professional cyclist before joining us on GCN. As well as being pun-fodder for the rest of the presenters (yes, Dan, we've heard them all before) what Conor brings to the team is real talent and cool professionalism.

Conor is an Irish National champion and lists his pro racing highlights as competing in the Vuelta España (2017) and Giro d'Italia (2019). He is clear to point out that the results of those Grand Tours aren't necessarily as important as the sense of adventure gained from just taking part. Not sure why that would be...

Beyond riding a bike (of which his favourite discipline is bikepacking), Conor surfs, skates pretty well and plays the ukulele, albeit with questionable vocal accompaniment.

His favourite race to watch and ride is Milan-Sanremo, for the epic scenery, beautiful weather and history. But his heart still belongs in native Ireland, especially the Atlantic coast of Kerry or Clonea Strand in the South East where he loves to go riding as well as swimming in the sea.

His kryptonite? Mouldy blue cheese.

Final thoughts from Conor: "I'm 6ft 8" (2m 3 cm) for those that don't know and yes, I used to captain my school basketball team.

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