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    Professional Cyclists

    Felice Gimondi, an Italian cyclist who won the Tour de France in 1965, the Giro d'Italia in 1967, 1969 and 1975, as well as the Vuelta a España in 1968, has died aged 76. Edit: BBC, Daily Mirror, The Telegraph obituaries. Here is a quick list of the surviving Tour de France winners up to 1997. Multiple time winners will probably receive QO's. 1959: Federico Bahamontes, Spanish (b. 1928) - first Spanish winner and oldest surviving winner 1966: Lucien Aimar, French (b. 1941) 1968: Jan Janssen, Dutch (b. 1940) - first Dutch winner 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974: Eddy Merckx, Belgian (b. 1945) - 5 time winner 1975, 1977: Bernard Thévenet, French (b. 1948) - admitted to doping. 1976: Lucien van Impe, Belgian (b. 1946) 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985: Bernard Hinault, French (b. 1954) - 5 time winner 1980: Joop Zoetemelk, Dutch (b. 1946) - caught doping numerous times. 1986, 1989, 1990: Greg LeMond, American (b. 1961) - first and only American winner 1987: Stephen Roche, Irish (b. 1959) - first and only Irish winner - accused doper. 1988: Pedro Delgado, Spanish (b. 1960) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995: Miguel Induráin, Spanish (b. 1964) - 5 time winner 1996: Bjarne Riis, Danish (b. 1964) - first and only Danish winner, admitted to doping. 1997: Jan Ullrich, German (b. 1973) - first and only German winner, proven doper.
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    Nicholas Parsons

    "Nothing serious, just a bad back" as he misses recording of the show.
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    Summer Olympic Deaths/Dead Medallists

    Mike Troy, US swimmer who won Gold at the 1960 Rome Games in 200m Butterfly and the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, has died aged 78.
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    Political Frailty

    Bryan Magee dead at 89.
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    This is all quite reminiscent of when Islam Karimov died and it took a couple of days before the country was prepared to announce anything. For what it's worth, Turkmenistan's Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan has denied the claims.
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    World War II Veterans

    William Tully Brown, a Navajo Code Talker has died aged 96. Apparently three have died in the last month, leaving a final four alive.
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    Political Frailty

    Michael Spicer, MP for West Worcestershire (1974-2010) and Chairman of the 1922 Committee (2001-2010), has died aged 76. After retiring from the Commons he served in the Lords.
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    The EU Referendum Hokey Cokey

    The second graph is really stupid because the Conservative literature literally said "How to show you want a Brexit deal delivered as soon as possible - Vote Conservative". How on earth is that not explicitly leave? Fair enough it's not on the Faragesque hard Brexit spectrum, but it's still clearly a vote for leave. Labour is the only party with a genuinely ambiguous policy. Although not according to the Liberal Democrats. According to the Lib Dems Brexit won 58% of the vote so by their own measure they miserably failed (see below). We can all manipulate random results adding and subtracting here there and everywhere to suit whatever narrative we like best. Only a third of the country voted in these elections, perhaps those who thought we should've left by now boycotted them? Shall we just add all those on to the leave bloc too? At the Six Nations if New Zealand win shall we just add up the points of England, Wales and Ireland and claim a victory anyway? People wonder how the fuck we voted leave in the first place and the answer is right before us when people's voices and votes are ignored. I think the results yesterday tell us nothing other than the fact the country remains divided, Brexit is still popular and remaining in the EU is popular. Pretty evenly split, although you must be deranged to think you can extrapolate future referendums or general elections on the back on EU election results. If that were the case surely we would've had Nigel Farage as PM in 2015.
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    Political Frailty

    And peace.
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    Political Frailty

    Paul Flynn has died and there will therefore be a by-election in Newport West, almost certainly timed with the local elections in May. Perhaps more after the four resignations tomorrow morning from the Labour backbenchers. Edit: The Sun, BBC obituary.
  11. Pegi Young, the ex-wife of Neil Young, has died aged 66. Edit: Daily Express, Daily Mail obituaries.
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    Sir Hew Hamilton-Dalrymple, 10th Baronet, died on Boxing Day aged 92.
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    What a life - RIP. Also, perhaps the first peer to go viral.
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    Richard Baker, BBC newsreader from 1954 to 1982, has died aged 93.

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