1973 Tour of Flanders
The lovely Tour of Flanders ... The Belgium's "World Championship".
This is a pic of me in the line, waiting for the next bloody Berg ... I found those short 1 in 4 cobbled climbs SO hard and could never ride them with any success.
You can see from my face how much I was enjoying this race ... Give me an Alpine or Pyrrenean 30 Kilometre climb any time ... I could do those OK ... In fact I loved them, but those short sharp Belgian swines I hated ... We were also having to travel over from GB the day before and return on the same day or early the next. It was just impossible.
I still managed to finish the "Ronde" this day though, even if it was about 50th place!
Dave's Career in Pictures
Pictures spanning from the start of Dave's cycling career in 1969 to the present day ...