Tome Simpson Mont Ventoux

Today it is 40 years since Britain?s only world pro road race champion, Tom Simpson, died on the slopes of Mont Ventoux during the Tour de France.

People say they can remember exactly where they were when they heard that President Kennedy had been assassinated, and for a generation of cyclists it?s the same with Tom Simpson.

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