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Monday October 7, 2019
Tony Hoar, Britain’s second Tour de France finisher and famously, ‘lanterne rouge’ in the 1955 Tour de France has died in his adopted home of Canada, aged 87 years. Obituary by Ed Hood.
Saturday August 17, 2019
Obituary: The greatest ever Italian cyclist, Felice Gimondi, passed away on Friday after suffering a heart-attack while swimming in the sea off the Sicilian coast. Ed Hood remembers the always smooth and cool Italian character who was a champion amongst some of the best ever road men.
Wednesday January 30, 2019
Memories of a Legend: On Wednesday the 6th of February, over a thousand people, made up of family and friends, will pack Manchester Cathedral to say goodbye to a great man - Paul Sherwen. PEZ editor, Alastair Hamilton, worked for Paul in the 80s and now has, eventually, managed to give us his memories.
Monday January 21, 2019
Not long after the loss of Andreas Kappes and Dieter Kemper the world of six days mourns the loss of another of the greats with the news that Denmark’s all time number two six day man, Gert Frank passed away on January 19th at the age of 62.
Tuesday December 4, 2018
Obituary: Paul Sherwen died on Sunday at home in Africa. Paul was known in every corner of the cycling World, from rider, team manager and TV commentator he was half of the 'Voice of Cycling' with Phil Liggett. Ed Hood pays his respects to a legend in the sport we love.
Sunday October 28, 2018
Obituary: Just days after we penned our tribute to departed six day Great, Germany’s Dieter Kemper, we find ourselves having to write another tribute to a track star. This time, one of Britain’s own, twice World Amateur Pursuit and twice British & Commonwealth Games Pursuit Champion, Norman Sheil.
Saturday October 27, 2018
Obituary: It was British former motor pace rider, six day and road man, Norman Hill who informed us of the passing of one of the six day Greats, at the age of 81 years, Dieter Kemper has left us.
Saturday August 4, 2018
It hasn’t been a good week for the sport of cycling’s past champions; but not just men who won races, colourful men with personality. First we lost six day star Andreas Kappes to a bee sting, of all things. And we heard on Friday that Armand de las Cuevas had taken his own life on the Island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
Wednesday August 1, 2018
It’s with much sadness that we report the death of former six day and road star, Germany’s Andreas Kappes at just 52 years of age. He died from ‘allergic shock’ on 31st July after being stung by a bee while on cycling team management duties.