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A Convict of the Road

Mick Murphy, "The Iron Man", won the 1958 Ras Tailtean, one of the great Irish sporting achievements. Mick tells Peter Woods and Liam O'Brien the extraordinary story of how, after taking up racing only in 1957, he won Ireland's premier cycle race the following year.

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