Sid Barras

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Sid Barras
Personal information
Full name Sidney Barras
Nickname Super Sid[1]
Born (1948-04-03) 3 April 1948 (age 69)
 England
 United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter
Professional team(s)
1970 Bantel - Raleigh
1971–1973 Bantel
1974 TI - Raleigh
1975–1977 Bantel
1978 Viking - Campagnolo
1979 Carlton - Weinmann
1980 Weinmann - Chicken
1981 Coventry Eagle - Campagnolo
1982–1984 Falcon - Campagnolo
1985–1986 Moducel
1987 Watertech - Dawes
Major wins
British National Road Race Champion (1979)

Sid Barras (born 3 April 1948)[2][3] is an English former professional road racing cyclist from Middlesbrough, Cleveland.[4] He was a professional for 18 years. One of Britain's foremost racing cyclists in the 1970s and 1980s[citation needed] with 380 wins,[5] in 18 years as a professional. He was national champion three times and won a stage of the Tour of Majorca[citation needed] and in the 1973 Tour of Switzerland.[6]

In 1999, Barras was directeur sportif of the British UCI division 3 team, Men's Health.[7] He was manager of Recycling.co.uk in 2007.[8]

He won the national over-50 championship in 2008.[9] In 2009, he was inducted into the British Cycling Hall of Fame.[10]

Barras is father of professional cyclist, Tom Barras.[1]

Palmarès[edit]

1970
4th British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1st LondonHolyhead
1971
2nd British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
2nd Tom Simpson Memorial (Harworth)
2nd British National Stayers Championships
1973
1st Stage 10, Tour de Suisse
1st Tom Simpson Memorial (Harworth)
1974
1st Tom Simpson Memorial (Harworth)
1976
2nd British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1977
5th British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1979
1st United Kingdom British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1st United Kingdom British National Circuit Race Championships (Professional)
1980
1st Tom Simpson Memorial (Harworth)
2nd British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1981
4th British National Road Race Championships (Professional)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sid Barras: Famous Last Words". Cycling Weekly. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Profile". cyclingwebsite.net. 
  3. ^ "Profile". cyclebase.nl. 
  4. ^ "Register of Births, Deaths & Marriages". Tees Valley Indexes. 
  5. ^ "Newport Nocturn". cyclingnews.com. 1 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Riders:B". Professional Cycling Palmarès Site. 
  7. ^ The Independent, UK, 29 April 1999
  8. ^ "Recycling.co.uk / MG-xPower / Litespeed". world-of-cycling.com. 2005. 
  9. ^ "Barras proved he's still a class act". The Telegraph and Argus. 2008-09-09. 
  10. ^ "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 2009-12-17.