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Brian Robinson’s Dauphiné Libéré jersey.

£50.00

In 1961 Brian Robinson pulled on the final winning jersey in the Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré which he won in style, taking two powerful stage wins that week. It is a highlight of a groundbreaking international career.

Brian’s life in the saddle began with some Time trialling in post war Yorkshire. His talent shone in the emerging road race scene, which saw him participate in the  Olympics in 1952. That alone would be enough palmares for most of us.

His international career began when he road the  Route de France, which was the forerunner of the Tour de L’Avenir

Whilst doing his national service. But, the world took notice of his climbing power and style with a second place in the 1954 Tour of Britain after leading for 4 stages. He progressed steadily until, A breakthrough ride in the 1956 Vuelta a España, where he finished 8th.  8th in a race, longer and harder than todays event, and generally unsupported.

That alone, would be enough palmares for most of us,

Brian went on to establish himself in the evolving European pro peloton. Racing with generations of stars we only hear whispered. He led the way for British professionals and opened up opportunities. Robinson was more than just a pioneer, he was a complete rider.

In 1958, Brian won stage seven of the Tour de France, to Brest and followed that up the following year with a dominant win into Chalon-sur-Saône, by 20 minutes. He finished the Tour 19th, having at one time been ninth. That year he helped get his professional Rapha Geminiani team to sign Tom Simpson. Within weeks, he was watching Simpson win two stages of the Tour de l’Ouest. Brian finished 26th and 53rd in the Tours of 1960 and 1961.

Brian now resides in – Mirfield,  but what makes him a complete cyclist is giving back. Well into his 80’s, he still loves cycling and works hard for the Dave Rayner fund and volunteers with Streetbikes. The latter seek out unused bikes knock them into shape and offer them to underprivileged kids along with training in his locality.

These are the career footprints of a legend. Doing as much for cycling, long after his career has finished.

We wanted to honour the man and his life work and raise some cash for his charities.

After meeting Brian at the Eroica Britannia, we proposed to reproduce his favourite career jersey to benefit a cause close to his heart. He chose his Critérium du Dauphiné winning garment and Galibier have made a limited run of 50, modern day replicant jerseys.

We are selling these for £50 including postage and the whole purchase price will go to the charities. (we will cover production and shipping).

 

In that summer of 1961, Brian sealed victory on the stage  at Villefranche. He kept control of the  Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré

as it passed through the mountains and won the race, in style.

If you’re getting a jersey for Christmas, make it this one, Honour the man’s ability and his life in the saddle.

 

Super interview with Brian on Bill McGann’s bikeraceinfo site:  

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Features & Sizing

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Features

 

  • DUAL MATERIAL Compression band around waist 
  • Silicone gripper elastic
  • Full-length YKK zipper
  •  Support stretch panels
  • Athletic race-fit cut
  •  3 rear pockets
  • Zipped Security pocket  with Reflective trim
 

 

Construction

 

Front
Polyester 85% Active mesh
Elastane 10%
 
 
SMALL
ARMPIT TO ARMPIT: 50cm
FRONT ZIP: 55cm
LENGTH OF SPINE FROM BOTTOM OF COLLAR: 67cm
 
MEDIUM
ARMPIT TO ARMPIT: 54cm
FRONT ZIP: 58cm
LENGTH OF SPINE FROM BOTTOM OF COLLAR: 71cm
 
LARGE
ARMPIT TO ARMPIT: 56cm
FRONT ZIP: 60cm
LENGTH OF SPINE FROM BOTTOM OF COLLAR: 73cm
 
X LARGE
ARMPIT TO ARMPIT: 58cm
FRONT ZIP: 61cm
LENGTH OF SPINE FROM BOTTOM OF COLLAR: 75cm
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