Brian Robinson, the first Briton to win a Tour de France stage, dies at the age of 91 Brian Robinson, the first Briton to win the
Tour de France stage, has died at the age of 91. Robinson was reported to have won the Tour stages in 1958 and 1959
and was the first British rider to complete the famous cycling race in 1955. Leading Britain's racing on the continent
Won the prestigious Critérium du Dauphine stage race in 1961, placing third in 1957 was the first Briton to stand on the podium
in cycling's monuments Milan-Sanremo. Yorkshireman's death was announced by his dearest grandson and fellow cyclist Jake Wommersley,
writing on Twitter that it is with great sadness that the family of Brian Robinson has to announce his passing yesterday.
Reportedly born in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, Robinson joined a local cycling club as a teenager, later getting well into racing
working for the family construction company. First competed for Britain in the 1952 Olympics, then rode the Tour de France in
1955, finishing 29th. Achieved Britain's first stage victory in the seventh stage from Saint-Brieac to Brest in 1958 Didn't lift his arms
that day knowing that he had won later in the evening the news came through Arrigo Padován of the front row. Par was disqualified.
He made up for it a year later by winning stage 20 of the Tour from Annecy to Chalon-sur-Sane in a fine 20 minutes.
At a time when many professional cyclists lived face-to-face, Robinson retired at the age of 33 to return to the UK with his family, still riding his
bike into relative oblivion until he Did not become ambassador of the Grand Département of the Tour de France. Yorkshire in 2014.