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Something To Aim At: The Tom Simpson Story DVD


RRP: £24.99
Our Price: £19.99
Description

After his tragic death in the Tour de France in 1967, Tom Simpson`s achievements are still talked about today. This highly personal film traces his life from humble beginnings in a small mining village in Durham, to a World Championship rostrum in Spain in 1965. Later that year he won the 1965 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award - and was the only cyclist ever to have won this accolade, before Chris Hoy in 2008. 

Reminiscences from professional colleagues such as Britain's Barry Hoban and Vin Denson who both rode the Tour with Simpson and the great Eddy Merckx, the team manager and the cycle mechanic from the 1967 Tour, Alex Taylor and the late Harry Hall add to the story. His widow Helen has her own special memories. 

For those who remember seeing this great rider, this tribute will bring the past alive, for others this is a chance to watch Tom in action and see just what made him so unique.

Narrated by Phil Liggett  

A film by Ray Pascoe  

DVD EXTRAS: 30 mins of Bonus features; 

• Brussels 6 Day Race 
• News-reel items x 3
R/T: 105 mins
DVD Region: (0) Worldwide