Tom Simpson

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Birthday
30, 1937
Birthplace
Easington, England
Death Date
Jul 13, 1967 (29)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
30, 1937
Birthplace
Easington, England
Death Date
Jul 13, 1967 (29)

About

British cyclist who was the 1965 Road Race World Champion before collapsing during the Vuelta a Espana two years later.

Before Fame

He worked as a grocery delivery boy to earn money for a better bike as a teen.

Trivia

He won a Team pursuit bronze medal at the 1956 Olympic Games.

Family Life

He married Helen Sherburn on January 1, 1961; the couple had two daughters, Jane and Joanne.

Associated With

He, like Tony McCoy, was a recipient of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year honor.