Eric Thompson (cyclist)

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Eric Thompson
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Born(1927-07-09)9 July 1927
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Died15 May 1996(1996-05-15) (aged 68)

Eric Gordon Thompson (9 July 1927 – 15 May 1996)[1] was a British Olympic cyclist. He died after cycling across Spain with friends in May 1996. He had been president of the Derby Mercury cycling club and took part in the first running of the Dovedale Dash.[citation needed]

He won the gold medal in the men's road race at the 1954 British Empire Games in Vancouver.


Date Location Race
1954 Canada Vancouver Road
1956 Australia Melbourne Tandem
1960 Italy Rome Tandem


  1. ^ "Eric Thompson". Cycling Archives. Retrieved 26 July 2014.

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