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Barry Hoban joins the great names of Tour de France - archive, 19 July 1968

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

19 July 1968 : The Wakefield cyclist secures the fifth and finest stage victory ever achieved by a Briton in the Tour Today Barry Hoban, who was brought up near Wakefield and now lives in Ghent, secured the fifth and finest stage victory ever achieved by a Briton in the Tour de France. It was in the mountains, which is every rider's ambition; it was with an uncompromising lead of four minutes; it was after a solitary ride of 73 miles. Related: From the archive, 14 July 1967: Simpson dies after collapse on Tour Related: Mark Cavendish's swift improvement allows him to take centre stage |...
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