The Spanish rider, Julio Jiménez, was three times king of the mountains and second overall in the 1967 Tour, a close friend of Jacques Anquetil, died on Wednesday morning in the Nuestra Señora de Sonsoles de Ávila hospital due injuries he suffered in a traffic accident.
Rest in Peace, Dutchman Harm Ottenbros who died recently at 78 years-of-age. The man was best known for his world professional road race championship title in 1969; but sadly his win has been added to the list of ‘unworthy’ world champions along with the likes of Benoni Beheyt, Luc Leblanc and Laurent Brochard.
Colin Lewis was a top British professional in the 60's and 70's and if you are of a certain age he will have been one of your heroes. Tour de France rider, multi-national champion and many wins to his name - Ed Hood looks back over the life of a true champion.
We were sad to hear the news of the passing of one of Australia's top track and road men, Dean Woods, on March the 3rd at the age of 55. He’ll be missed by everybody whose lives he touched. Admired, loved and respected by all. A truly iconic legend. Ed Hood spoke to Dean back in 2019.
British ex-pro Jim Moore who emigrated to Canada in 1974; he enjoyed a long and varied career - from amateur road and track man in the UK to ‘independent’ in France, representing GB in the 1964 Tour de l’Avenir, a ride in the Skol Six Day, a successful pro career in the UK before crossing the Atlantic.
Norman Hill, Bernard Tapie and Heiko Salzwedel were three very different men and were important to cycling in different ways. Ed Hood looks back at their lives through the words of people who knew them well.
It was ironic that Chris Anker Sørensen’s life should end doing what he had become known for after his career as a professional cyclist was over – preparing meticulously for his role as a TV race commentator, out riding the parcours of Sunday’s World Individual Time Trial Championship in Flanders.