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 555,474 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Tom Simpson is the 6th most popular cyclist (up from 9th in 2019), the 841st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 749th 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 6 out of 1,212Before him are Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil, Gino Bartali, and Maurice Garin. After him are Bernard Hinault, Raymond Poulidor, Miguel Induráin, Lance Armstrong, Rik Van Looy, and Federico Bahamontes.

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Among people born in 1937, Tom Simpson ranks 62Before him are George Carlin, Lionel Jospin, Rubin Carter, Yoshirō Mori, Robin Warren, and Sajida Talfah. After him are Yılmaz Güney, Trini Lopez, Fernando de la Rúa, Robert Huber, Vladimir Arnold, and Song Hye-rim. Among people deceased in 1967, Tom Simpson ranks 43Before him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco, Totò, Shigeru Yoshida, G. W. Pabst, and Joseph Pilates. After him are Primo Carnera, Ossip Zadkine, Harald Quandt, Norman Angell, Carson McCullers, and Tamara Bunke.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Tom Simpson ranks 841 out of 6,924Before him are Louise of Great Britain (1724), Tony Richardson (1928), Ronnie Wood (1947), Emperor Norton (1818), Arthur Hailey (1920), and John Kendrew (1917). After him are Charlotte Cooper (1870), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Ealhswith (852), Wat Tyler (1341), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), and Duncan Edwards (1936).

Among CYCLISTS In United Kingdom

Among cyclists born in United Kingdom, Tom Simpson ranks 1After him are Benjamin Jones (1882), Frederick Keeping (1867), Leonard Meredith (1882), Charles Henry Bartlett (1885), Victor Johnson (1883), Clarence Kingsbury (1882), Ronald Stretton (1930), Geraint Thomas (1986), Philippa York (1958), Gordon Thomas (1921), and Phil Anderson (1958).