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Neil Mapplebeck – Racing Dutch ‘Total Cycling’ in the 70’s and 80’s

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Pro bike riders from the 70’s – they’ve always got a good tale to tell.

Our chum, Graham Robson suggested we catch up with Neil Mapplebeck who raced in the tough school that was 70’s and 80’s Dutch ‘Total Cycling’ with ‘all-time greats,’ Kuiper, Raas, Knetemann, Schuiten and Zoetemelk just some of the names from that era. 

Neil also raced three season with UK professional team, Carlton Weinmann.

Here’s what he had to tell VeloVeritas: