It's more than 40 years since Phil Bayton finished fourth in the road race at the Munich Olympics. Back in 1972, he was a 22-year-old amateur competing in his first and, as it would turn out, only Olympic Games. He doesn't talk about the race very often, but when he does his memories are vivid as he recounts the day that he left Francesco Moser, Freddy Maertens and Cees Priem in his wake.

Hennie Kuiper won gold, and Bayton had been the driving force in a break trying to catch the Dutchman who would go on to win Classics, Grand Tour stages, and become road world champion.

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