Happy birthday Tom Simpson. Here you’ll catch a Peugeot publicity postcard of the late, and very great cyclist,, a Harworth lad who became Britain’s only men’s world road race champion at San Sebastian, Spain, in 1965. Other notable wins were his first classic in 1961, Tour of Flanders, first Briton to take the yellow jersey in the Tour de France in 1962, Bordeaux-Paris in 1963, Milan-San Remo in 1964, Giro di Lombardia in 1965 and Paris-Nice in 1967. These are only a small amount of the vast number of races he won and was well placed in during his fantastic career.Thanks to Paris-Roubaix’s Flickr stream for the photo and text.
The Shark of Messina captured here by Horst Brozy on the way to winning Il Lombardia
Happy birthday Bernard, seen here on the way to winning the epic 1983 Liège–Bastogne–Liège in a print taken from The Legend Drawn by Bernard Hinault.
Antonio Tamburro painting
Happy Birthday Tommeke…Tim De Waele portrait of Tom Boonen from a VeloNews interview with the Belgian star. Gone from professional racing but definitely not forgotten.
Jan Bakelants bike goes where it shouldn’t after he has a dangerous crash in the Giro di Lombardia.
Peter Sagan taking his third World Championship title illustrated by Horst Brozy.
Kristof Ramon captures Kevin Geniets (Luxembourg) rolls through a tunnel at the recent World Championships in Bergen from a CyclingTips gallery.
Kristof Ramon captures the women’s road race at the World Championships in Bergen and published in CyclingTips’ Daily News Digest.
Raymond Poulidor having fun from Bill Woodul photos from the 1976 Milano SanRemo via The Radavist