Putting the 'Great' into Great Britain: When Tom Simpson conquered the world

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

0:00
30:43
10
10

Putting the 'Great' into Great Britain: When Tom Simpson conquered the world

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

A mix of leg power, cunning and killer instinct from charismatic Yorkshireman Tom Simpson saw him outkick Rudi Altig to take the Rainbow Jersey in San Sebastian. Felix Lowe winds back the clock to 1965, when Major Tom banished British cycling's inferiority complex.

Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton. This episode was edited by Ola Fisayo.

Please rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice - and don't miss next week's second World Champs episode...

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Episodes
Date
Duration
Recommended episodes :

Re-Cycle: How Robert Millar lost the 'Stolen Vuelta' and finished second again one year later

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

When Federico Bahamontes gifted the 1957 Vuelta to rival Jesus Lorono

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

When Rudi Altig defied teammate Jacques Anquetil to win the 1962 title

Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

The podcast Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast has been added to your home screen.

A mix of leg power, cunning and killer instinct from charismatic Yorkshireman Tom Simpson saw him outkick Rudi Altig to take the Rainbow Jersey in San Sebastian. Felix Lowe winds back the clock to 1965, when Major Tom banished British cycling's inferiority complex.

Re-Cycle is written by Felix Lowe, narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton. This episode was edited by Ola Fisayo.

Please rate and review us on your podcast platform of choice - and don't miss next week's second World Champs episode...

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Subscribe Install Share
Re-Cycle: The cycling history podcast

Thank you for your subscription

For a better experience, also consider installing the application.

Install