Former hurler aiming to unlock Tour de France potential

It has been quite a journey for Stephen Barrett in the last 15 years – from Castlelyons hurling, to a world leader in sports science working with cycling stars at the Tour de France, which wheeled over the start line last weekend in Nice. 

Stephen grew up in Coolagown with his parents Michael and Neasa. His family are steeped in Fermoy business history with a relative involved in the famed Bermingham’s newsagents in Fermoy. 

Last Saturday he stood on the start line of the world’s most famous road cycle race, as his team AG2R began their campaign to win France’s first yellow jersey since the 1980s.

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