UNSUNG HEROES - EPISODE 9: SIMPSON (United Kingdom)

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: History
: Bernard George
: Les Films du Tambour de Soie/ Sara M/ Arte / Planète +
: 2016
: HD
: 1x26'
This episode belongs to the series : UNSUNG HEROES

Tom Simpson (1937-1967) - Death at the peak

Raised in poverty in England’s mining country, Tom Simpson went down in the history of bike racing less for his accomplishments than for his tragic death on Mont Ventoux during the Tour de France in 1967. Comatose, he wobbled up the slope, collapsing unconscious at the peak. Tom Simpson, a victim of doping, was nevertheless an extraordinary champion: elegant, a bit nonchalant, and full of stamina and charm.

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