Wilfried Wesemael was out of the tough Belgian school of bike riders who worked had for his team leaders, with some success of his own thrown in. Ed Hood caught up with the man from Aalst to chew over old times.
With the UCI banning aero positions at the moment, it's very nice to look back at a time trial machine from the 80's. Neville's TT machine is a classic of its time and doesn't need any UCI approval as it 'was last used in anger in 1999'. This is a real Raleigh low-pro classic.
In the 70s there were a few riders from 'Down Under'. Australians were not so rare, but New Zealanders? No. Tino Tabak was born in Holland, but was brought up a Kiwi; he returned to The Netherlands to build a pro career to be proud of. Ed Hood found out more.
Star of the Past: if you are of a certain age, the name Bert Oosterbosch will conjure up memories of a smooth and powerful fast-man who could win time trials, Tour stages and could tow the Raleigh squad to team time trial victories. Bert was taken from us way too early, but his memory lives on. Ed Hood caught up with Bert's nephew Erwin Oosterbosch to hear more about his life.