Adrian Timmis goes back to 1987 and rides Alpe d'Huez

Adrian Timmis rewinds the clock 28 years ago to climb Alpe d'Huez again, in the same jersey and on the same bike as when he rode it at the 1987 Tour de France. That and more in this week's Cycling Weekly (October 1).

Adrian Timmis

(Image credit: Watson)

In 1987 Adrian Timmis tackled Alpe d’huez during the Tour de France with his ANC-Halfords team. On the same date this year he returned, on his old Peugeot bike and in his Eighties kit, to relive the day.

Riding and competing the Tour is an achievement that 51-year-old Timmis proudly boasts about. Anyone in the vicinity of Alpe d’Huez on July 21 this year could have been forgiven for thinking that stepped back in time almost 30 years, for Timmis once more took on the climb in the French Alps

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.