His success earned him a place in the history of the Tour De France and today Yorkshire's Brian Robinson saw his achievement captured - in liquid form.
As the Grand Depart grows ever nearer, a unique beer has been produced to honour a unique man. Tina Gelderreports.
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The two schoolboys given substantial custodial sentences for plotting a school massacre in Northallerton have been named
The pair were both aged 14 when they plotted to murder fellow students and teachers at a school in Northallerton.