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Tino Tabak – Dreams and Demons of a Kiwi Legend

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Kiwi’s in the peloton are no rarity these days; George Bennett, Shane Archbold, Paddy Bevin, Jack Bauer are all well-known figures on the World Tour but the spiritual Godfather of these men whilst as Kiwi as they come was actually born in The Netherlands; Mr. Tino Tabak is definitely old school 70’s and ‘tells it like it is.’

Tino won everything there was to win in New Zealand including the National Road Race Championship – the senior event whilst a junior – moved back to the land of his birth and won the National Professional Road Race Championship there in 1972; beating Tour de France and Worlds winner, Joop Zoetemelk into second place. 

His book, ‘Dreams & Demons of a New Zealand Cycling Legend’ is well wor