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James Cambridge – One of Cycling’s Unsung Heroes

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“Do you remember the James Cambridge boy we were talking to at that kermis in Sersekamp, four or five years ago?” says Viktor.

“Red Specialized, great tan, pro’s legs and a cool Craft undervest?” I reply.

“That’s him; he was top ten in the Rutland race, last weekend — he’d be a good boy to talk to.”

James Cambridge
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Why did you go to Belgium, James?

“I first went as a junior, on a Graham Baxter training camp.

“When I was there, I met Alan Peiper and he invited me to stay with him; then a family took me in.”

How many seasons?

“I was there for seven seasons, I stayed in Ninove, near where the Tour of Flanders finishes.

“I only came back to England once during the season in that time — I damaged my back and had to come home to get it sorted out.”

What was your best year?

“In 1998 I had six wins; five kermesses and an Inter Club, a hilly one at Flobecq.”

Was that Inter Club your best result?

“I’d say my best result was the same year, in a pro kermesse; which I could ride on my Belgia