Dream Team : Iain Davies
Here is my dream team...as a long Newcastle fan it is inevitably based on those years, however since 2000 I have been following Edinburgh & Glasgow since moving north.
Pure brilliance, especially his 1976 season when he finished an entire season with an average over 11.5. Consistency but not bourne out of being the sharpest from the gate. Mr Excitement.
Raw natural talent, was the proverbial candle that burned brightly but oh so tragically short.
If possible more reliable than his younger brother, but made it looks so easy, and one of the loveliest guys the sport's ever known.
You always want to see a race with Tomasz in it...you just never know what he'll do!
Simply the greatest rider that ever lived. His record probably will never be surpassed, but not the most personable.
Mr Nice Guy, a winner and the greatest team rider I've ever watched.
Immaculate in every area, and the next best thing to Ivan over the years.
I'd follow that team anywhere...and I could do an equally good second 7:
Olsen, Ermolenko, Penhall, Nielsen, Jessup, J. Crump, Peter Collins
Imagine that match ????!!!!!
This article was first published on 8th January 2005
"Excellent choices. Three of my favourite riders. Kenny Carter - simply a god.
Joe Owen - genius. Ivan Mauger - no comment required."
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