Re­mark­able Robin­son

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Thanks for the ar­ti­cle on my boy­hood hero Brian Robin­son (CW Dec 20). The photo of him win­ning a Tour de France stage is the 1959 Tour when he rode into Chalon-sur-saône 20 min­utes and six sec­onds ahead of the pelo­ton — one of the largest gaps be­tween first and se­cond in Tour his­tory.

His 1958 stage win was with Arigo Padovan, who forced Brian into the bar­ri­ers dur­ing the sprint. The judges awarded the stage to Brian as it was ob­vi­ous he was go­ing to win.

Gor­don Barnes, ex-ot­ley CC (also good to see them in the mag­a­zine!)

Ed — Brian was a hero for many, and it’s no sur­prise con­sid­er­ing his ex­ploits back in the 50s and 60s. Just one of the rea­sons we named him as the first re­cip­i­ent of Cy­cling Weekly’s Life­time Achieve­ment award.

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