At the age of 19 as an amateur cyclist Stephen Roche wins the Rás.

In the early days of his career as an amateur cyclist Stephen Roche became the youngest ever cyclist to win the Rás.
The Health Race formerly Rás Tailteann was sponsored by the Health Education Bureau. After nine days and 900 miless, Stephen Roche cycles home to victory.

Roche talks to Brendan O'Reilly during the final day of the Rás.

Roche went on to become the first and only Irish cyclist to win the Tour de France in 1987. In the same year he also won the Giro d'Italia.