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Harry Hampson


Harry Hampson wasn’t a man that VeloVeritas knew personally but we knew of him from the many mentions of his name in the ‘Cycling Weekly’ in the days when the magazine was the main reporting organ for cycle sport in the UK.

And when Mr. Hampson died recently we were struck by the outpouring of emotion from the men he mentored/coached, ‘back in the day.’

We felt it only right that we should pay tribute to a man who touched the lives of so many riders. 

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Olympic medallist and a man who has featured in the pages of VeloVeritas in the past, Rik Evans was Harry Hampson’s nephew so it’s only fitting we should open our tribute with his words:

“Many of you will have already heard the sad news about the passing of my uncle – the incomparable and legendary Harry Hampson. 

“I received the news late last night (Eastern Australian time) when my sister called me. 

“I’d already turned in for the night and was a bit dopey, so I wasn’t about to get up and start posting on Facebook.