Tom Simpson: Britain's first pro road champion

CW Classic from the archive

Cycling magazine's original report of Tom Simpson's 1965 win in the professional World Championships road race, the first and only time - so far - that a British man has won the event

We have waited 33 years for this moment, for the time when we could hold up our heads in world racing and say "There goes a Briton, Champion of the World in the professional game".

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