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TRIBUTES have flooded in from home and abroad for international race organiser Brian Cossavella, who died suddenly from a heart attack last weekend.

Cossavella, from Stockton on Tees, had recently celebrated his 54th birthday. He was a former correspondent of this magazine and went on to become one of Britain?s most highly respected international race organisers.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.