Raymond Poulidor (1936-2019), seen here in action in the 1974 Tour de France.

Felice Gimondi 1942-2019

Tour de France, 1937, maillot jaune Gino Bartali on the Cote de Laffrey

The Belgian rider Felix Sellier chases his compatriot Lucien Buysse on the Izoard, Tour de France, 1926

Louis Mottiat, Paris-Brest, 1921

Gino Bartali takes a lap of honour after his victory in the 1948 Tour de France

Tour of the Peak winner, John Clewarth of Kirkby, 1971

Tour de France 1979, stage 9 Amiens to Roubaix, 6 July, Bernard Hinault chases back after suffering two punctures

Tour de France 1948

Stephen Roche at the 1987 World Championships