Tom Simpson Book - Cycling Legends #01

Tom Simpson was 29 when he died, making his career was short but sensational.

He was the men's world road race champion, winner of monuments like Tour of Flanders, Milano - San Remo and Il Lombardia, won the epic Bordeaux-Paris and was the first Brit to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.

Join author and journalist Chris Sidwells, Simpson's nephew, with this book that was 14 years in the making.  It's an account of Simpson’s life which is illustrated with 167 black & white and colour photographs that tell his story and paint a picture of who he was, as well as what he achieved.

This lavishly illustrated book is an intimate portrait and a celebration of Tom Simpson’s life told in unprecedented detail by his family, friends, rivals, team-mates and managers.


  • Written by Simpson's nephew over 14 years
  • Includes over 50 previously unseen photographs
  • The first in the Cycling Legends series of illustrated books


Size: 260 x 210 mm, 152 pages
Photographs: 167 black & white and colour photographs
Author: Chris Sidwells
Publisher: Cycling Legends
Language: English
ISBN: 9781916417007
Publication date: 20th November 2018

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