The ANC-Halfords team lead the way for the Sky/INEOS Grenadiers to be where they are now. In the end it all went wrong, but they broke the ice for a team to come out of Britain. Ed Hood spoke to Paul Kilbourne who was there from the start.
Behind every top rider, there is a team of helpers and one of the tough jobs is the mechanic... especially 30 years ago before air conditioned trucks and half a dozen mechanics per team. Steve Taylor was on the 1987 Tour de France with the ANC team, Ed Hood heard his story.
Adrain Timmis has been in the bike game for a long time, from schoolboy to Olympian and on to be a continental professional and a Tour de France rider. Thanks to Adrian for giving Ed Hood the opportunity for a good chat about his career and life in two parts.