In 1987, Stephen Roche elevated himself into the pantheon of greatness as he completed cycling's Triple Crown.

The Dubliner won the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the World Road Racing Championships, becoming just the second rider in history, after the great Belgium Eddy Merckx, to achieve the clean sweep.

We look back on that incredible feat, with Roche pointing out afterwards: "Eddie never won the Rás!"

Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, Darren Frehill will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.

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