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Was just going to post the same.  Paul and Phil were a great double act and I'm really sad to read of his passing.:rip:

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29 minutes ago, DevonDeathTrip said:

Was just going to post the same.  Paul and Phil were a great double act and I'm really sad to read of his passing.:rip:

 

Seems apt although it’s hard to listen to today :( 

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On 03/12/2018 at 10:01, philheybrookbay said:

 

Seems apt although it’s hard to listen to today :( 

 

And now Pete Shelley, composer of that theme, has died as well. 

 

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American cyclist Kelly Catlin offed herself at the age of 23. Sad news.

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22 hours ago, Whitehouse said:

American cyclist Kelly Catlin offed herself at the age of 23. Sad news.

Current World champion even. Very strange. 

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4 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

Current World champion even. Very strange. 

 

This year's UCI Track World Championships were held just over a week ago, and Kelly Caitlin didn't take part due to suffering concussion. She was part of three previous Team Pursuit winning teams.

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9 minutes ago, JQW said:

 

This year's UCI Track World Championships were held just over a week ago, and Kelly Caitlin didn't take part due to suffering concussion. She was part of three previous Team Pursuit winning teams.

 

Her sister said on reddit that she wasn’t the same mentally after suffering the concussion. 

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Trevor Hughes, a stalwart on the British cycling scene and former Chief Judge for the Tour of Britain for many years, as well as for the London 2012 Olympic Games’ road cycling events, died April 16th.  His obituary was published yesterday. 

 

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/stalwart-british-cycling-trevor-hughes-died-421506

 

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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, Daily Mail 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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2 hours ago, Thatcher said:

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 obituary.

 

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. 

Glad to see no mention of the disgraced asshole Lance Armstrong.

 

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47 minutes ago, maryportfuncity said:

So, yer man survived today but he's going for 220 mph on a bike in 2020. This is a pursuit in which a blow out could be fatal and guaranteed to be filmed (q/o obit nailed on): https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-49393888

 

Reminds me of the Eric Barone crash in 2008 -  everything was going smoothly as he trundled down a mountain at 107mph, until his bike snapped in two.  Remarkably, he only broke a few ribs.

 

 

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French cycling legend Raymond Poulidor, 83, is in rapidly failing health according to recent news reports.  He is currently in hospital and this article (in French) doesn't paint a very rosey picture. 

 

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Concern is growing about Raymond Poulidor. While his wife Gisele told AFP yesterday that the former cyclist, darling of the public, French, had been hospitalized for several days in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat (Haute-Vienne), where he had lived for many years because of a "great fatigue", it has been more accurate but also more alarmist, today. "The news is not very good," she said Wednesday in comments relayed by Le Parisien.The doctors told us they would do tests but we should prepare to not receive good news. It's been a few days since he hardly talks anymore. He answers just by "yes" or "no" when asked if he ate or slept. I am obviously very worried"

 

 

Poulidor never actually won Le Tour, but did manage to finish second or third on no less than eight occasions.  He's cycling royalty and highly obitable - if for nothing else than featuring in this iconic photograph, doing battle with Jacques Anquetil in the mountains.

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On 09/10/2019 at 18:49, DevonDeathTrip said:

French cycling legend Raymond Poulidor, 83, is in rapidly failing health according to recent news reports.  He is currently in hospital and this article (in French) doesn't paint a very rosey picture. 

 

 

"Improved significantly".... temporarily...

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/raymond-poulidors-condition-improved-significantly-440147

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