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Name unveiled for Brian Robinson tribute beer

A beer created in honour of Yorkshire cycling hero, Brian Robinson, will be called Stage Winner.

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Brian became the first Briton to win a stage of Le Tour in 1958 and again in 1959.

To mark his victory the Little Valley Brewery near Hebden Bridge has produced the ale, along with the iconic polka dot label.

Brewers Sue Cooper and Vim Vanderspek, keen cyclists, said they wanted to pay tribute to Brian and capture his determinaton and spirit - in liquid form.

Beers to you Mr Robinson!

A special beer has been brewed to honour the Yorkshireman who made history in the Tour De France.

Brian samples the first batch of the new brew Credit: ITV Yorkshire

As the county prepares for Le Grand Depart in July, Brian Robinson is still remembered as the man who blazed a trail for British cycling. He became the first Brit to win a stage of Le Tour in 1958 and again in 1959.

To mark his victory the Little Valley Brewery near Hebden Bridge has produced an ale - the name of which is being kept under wraps until later today.

Brewers Sue Cooper and Vim Vanderspek, keen cyclists, said they wanted to pay tribute to Brian and capture his determinaton and spirit - in liquid form.

As for Brian, he says he's looking forward to going into a pub - and asking for his beer.

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