Barry Hoban is the only British rider ever to get on the podium of Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège. This extract from his autobiography, Vas-y Barry, published by Cycling Legends, is Hoban’s account of his 1969 third place in Liège behind Eddy Merckx.
In 1967 Tom Simpson and Eddy Merckx were team-mates. Simpson was the established star,
Why is Het Volk called Het Nieuwsblad?
A quick pirouette through some of the history of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the first cobbled classic of each cycling year.