One of the first moments I decided I loved cycling — one of the first off-the-bike moments, anyway — was while watching the Tour Dupont in 95 or thereabouts. Yates had gotten a flat, stopped his bike, calmly waiting for the mechs to change it, then hopped back on AND STOMPED AWAY IN THE 54X12 or something disgustingly powerful like that. I mean just chewed the gear to pieces, like no big deal, just a flat. Dude was serious.
A great video with an even greater cast of riders. The animal was a true hardman. Enjoyed seeing Bontempi & Abdou. Truly great!
I have competed in TT’s in Southern England against Sean – he passes you like a steam train. Fantastic rider.
I miss the 80s and 90s for cycling. My favourite era for it. Great video – i always loved Sean Yates. A true hardman.
I was wondering when a new post would come, and it’s an absolute cracker.