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La Vuelta del Generalísimo

Barry Hoban was the first British winner of a stage in the Vuelta a España

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How the climber’s jersey got its spots
Just maybe busting the myth of theTour de France polka dot jersey 


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Paris-Nice 1967, the First British Winner
In 1967 Tom Simpson and Eddy Merckx were team-mates. Simpson was the established star, 

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Golden Anniversary of a Golden Moment

Celebrating the first British victory in a mountain stage of the Tour de France

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Why is Het Volk called Het Nieuwsblad?

A quick pirouette through some of the history of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, 

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Battle of the Bulge
Barry Hoban is the only British rider ever to get on the podium of Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This extract from his autobiography, Vas-y Barry, published by Cycling Legends, is Hoban’s account of his 1969 third place in Liège behind Eddy Merckx.

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