- Became the first Briton to finish the Tour de France. The Mirfield born rider was the first Englishman to win a stage in 1958.
- Began road cycling during his National Service.
- In addition to his Tour success he also won the Dauphine Libere in 1961.
- Won a total of 2 Tour de France stages.
- Britain's 1965 Road Race champion.
- Died on Mont Ventoux in 1967 from heart failure due to dehydration and heat exhaustion.
- A monument stands on top of the mountain where he died. Bradley Wiggans wore a photo of Tom on his back when passing it on the 2009 Tour.
- His highest finish on the Tour was 6th in 1962.
- Didn't compete in the Tour de France, but Leeds girl, Beryl, dominated the sport for years
- Between 1957 and 1989 she won over 90 championship titles and seven world titles
- Burton set around 50 national records, some of which would take 20 years to be beaten
- Following her death in 1996, she has been honoured with memorial gardens in Morley and a play written by Maxine Peake
- Born in Wakefield, 1940.
- Between 1967 and 1975 he won 8 stages of the Tour, a record only beaten by Mark Cavendish.
- In 1968 he became the first British rider to win a Tour de France mountain stage.
- Inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame in 2009.
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- Born in Glasgow, 1958.
- Finished 4th overall in the 1984 Tour, the highest for a Briton until surpassed by Sir Bradley Wiggins.
- First British rider to hold a major Tour classification, taking King of the Mountains in 1984.
- Rode in the Tour 11 times, completing it in eight of the attempts.
- Born in Sheffield, 1952.
- Rode in the 1987 and 1988 Tours.
- Once predicted there would not be a British winner in his lifetime.
- Career highlights include two stage victories in the Vuelta a Espana, masters world champion, Commonwealth gold medallist, Olympian, and Tour of Britain winner.
- Made has name by winning Britain's first cycling Olympic Gold in 1992.
- Won the 1994, 1997 and 1998 Tour de France prologue stages.
- Retired from cycling in 2000.
- Now campaigns for to make Britain's roads safer for cyclists.
- The only Briton to have worn the Yellow, Green and Polka-Dot Tour de France Jerseys.
- Highest Tour finish in 2003 placed 55th.
- Suspended for doping offences in 2004. Became a leading force in the campaign to clean up cycling since his return.
- Has announced his retirement at the end of the 2014 season.
Sir Bradley Wiggins:
- The first Briton to win the Tour de France in 2012.
- Became the first cyclist to win an Olympic Gold and the Tour de France in the same year.
- Missed the 2013 Tour due to injury.
- Despite his status as a British hero, Wiggins was actually born in Belgium.
- Born in Kenya, but represents Great Britain.
- Rode in his first Tour de France in 2008, just five weeks after his mother's death.
- Finished 2nd to Sir Bradley Wiggins in 2012, before going on to win the Tour de France in 2013.
- He also won the Criterium du Dauphine and Tour de Romandie in 2013.
- Regarded as one of the greatest sprinters in cycling's history.
- Holds the British record for Tour de France stage wins at 25.
- Received an MBE in 2011 for services to cycling.
- Became the first ever British cyclist to win the Points Classification at the Tour de France winning the Green Jersey.