Tom Simpson

1937 - 1967

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Thomas Simpson (30 November 1937 – 13 July 1967) was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists. He was born in Haswell, County Durham, and later moved to Harworth, Nottinghamshire. Simpson began road cycling as a teenager before taking up track cycling, specialising in pursuit races. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tom Simpson has received more than 713,155 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Tom Simpson is the 23rd most popular cyclist (down from 9th in 2019), the 1,322nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,116th in 2019) and the most popular British Cyclist.

Tom Simpson is most famous for being the first British cyclist to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France.

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Among cyclists, Tom Simpson ranks 23 out of 1,613Before him are Charly Gaul, Roger De Vlaeminck, Marco Pantani, Luis Ocaña, Alfredo Binda, and Sante Gaiardoni. After him are Philippe Thys, Roger Pingeon, Laurent Fignon, Octave Lapize, Jan Janssen, and Lucien Van Impe.

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Among people born in 1937, Tom Simpson ranks 105Before him are Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Shirley Bassey, John Horton Conway, Kōichirō Matsuura, Baden Powell, and Vittorio Brambilla. After him are Anna Hazare, Eugen Doga, Ryutaro Hashimoto, Peter Burke, Monika Ertl, and Tsukasa Hosaka. Among people deceased in 1967, Tom Simpson ranks 78Before him are Langston Hughes, H. H. Kung, Woody Guthrie, Stanisław Sosabowski, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Joseph Boxhall. After him are David Burliuk, Hans Ledwinka, Dorothy Parker, Zbigniew Cybulski, Alphonse Juin, and Ernst Niekisch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Simpson ranks 1,322 out of 8,785Before him are Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Fletcher Christian (1764), Alice Keppel (1868), Edward Bach (1886), Arthur Machen (1863), and Adrian Smith (1957). After him are Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Anne Lister (1791), Tom Pryce (1949), Josiah Wedgwood (1730), Charles Frederick Worth (1825), and Ian Anderson (1947).

Among CYCLISTS In United Kingdom

Among cyclists born in United Kingdom, Tom Simpson ranks 1After him are Benjamin Jones (1882), Leonard Meredith (1882), Frederick Keeping (1867), Georges Passerieu (1885), Clarence Kingsbury (1882), Philippa York (1958), Lloyd Hildebrand (1870), Victor Johnson (1883), Charles Henry Bartlett (1885), Graeme Obree (1965), and Phil Anderson (1958).