[CR]Viking in the Tour of Britain


From: ray green <greenjersey@ntlworld.com>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2007 9:32:03 +0100
Subject: [CR]Viking in the Tour of Britain

Viking Cycles seems to have had an imaginative marketing department in claiming four victories in the ToB. This includes, presumably, the team race in 1959 which is claimed in a contemporary advertisment. In fact Belgium won the team classement however "the whole Belgian team rode Viking Severn valley framesets"! Pretty neat trick for a trade team to claim the team win in a race exclusively for national and regional teams. ray green, brighton, sussex