Britain's original Tour de France ten: Success and saddle sores in 1955

10 British cyclists will start the 2015 Tour de France, equalling the record set in 1955. We chart the success and failure of the original British Tour 10 in their historic race 60 years ago

Brian Robinson and Tony Hoar finish the Tour de France 1955. Photo: Cycling Weekly archive

This year's Tour de France sees a record-equalling 10 British riders taking to the start line - matching the number of Brits who started the 1955 edition of the race.

Much has happened to British cycling in those intervening 60 years, not least overall Tour de France victories by Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in 2012 and 2013 respectively. But back in 1955, Britain had yet to establish itself in the world's biggest bike race.

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