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Brian Robinson Photo Gallery

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Brian Robinson (born November 3, 1930, retired 1963) was a remarkable, talented cycling pioneer. He was the first British rider to finish the Tour de France (1955) as well as the first of his countrymen to win a Tour stage (1958, stage 7).

Robinson was more than just a pioneer, he was a complete rider. He was able to climb with the greats of the 1950s, yet had the sheer horsepower to to contest Milano-San Remo. He was third in the 1957 edition of the classic Italian race.

Late in his career he won the 1961 Critérium du Dauphiné, winning two stages along the way. An impressive win in an important race. Robinson was good. Damn good.

I had the good fortune to have a long talk with Robinson in 2007 and have transcribed and posted the extensive interview here. I know you'll find him a genial, wonderful guide to what I believe is cycling's most glamorous era.

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Brian Robinson

A handsome Brian Robinson in one of the collared jerseys of the 1950s

Brian Robinson

Robinson riding a bike of the era. Note the pushrod front derailleur. Those may be cottered steel cranks

Brian Robinson

Robinson climbing

Brian Robinson

Robinson in an undated photo

Brian Robinson

Brian Robinson trading card

Brian Robinson at the 1960 Tpiur de France

Brian Robinson at the 1960 Tour de France

Brian Robinson

Brrian Robinson climbing in the Tour de France, maybe 1960

Brian Robinson

Robinson on magazine cover. Piet Kessels photo

Brian Robinson

Robinson in 2014

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