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Eddie Alexander – 4th in the Seoul Olympic Sprint; “I wish I knew then, what I know now”

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Whilst Seoul in 1988 was no ‘Beijing Gold Rush’ the performances of the GB riders opened eyes and proved that Olympic medals weren’t just a pipe dream. A young Englishman called Colin Sturgess narrowly missed bronze in the pursuit and a Highlander called Eddie Alexander took fourth in the sprint.

Olympic years 1980 and 1984 were fallow ones for the GB Olympic track squad. The team pursuiters had performed with honour in ’72 and ’76, bringing home bronze for their efforts. 

Here at VeloVeritas we felt that a ‘catch up’ with Eddie was long overdue…