Five of the all-time best Classics rides by Brits

From Tom Simpson to Lizzie Deignan

Mark Cavendish wins Milan - San Remo 2009 (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images)

(Image credit: AFP via Getty Images)

Great Britain's riders have become the most successful in the world when it comes to Olympic medals and Grand Tours, leaving the nation's Classics win tally a bit of catching up to do.

That's not to say there haven't been some amazing one-day performances; here we choose five of the best.

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