Stuart Slack

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Stuart Slack (25 January 1935 – 5 December 1998)[1][better source needed] was a racing cyclist from the Isle of Man. He was part of the first ever Manx team to participate in the British Empire and Commonwealth Games.

Slack participated in the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, taking part in the road cycling event. He finished third in the event, arriving in a five-man group nearly three minutes behind the race winner, Ray Booty.[2] In 2011, this result was described as being "against all expectations" and was credited with increasing the popularity of cycling in the Isle of Man.[3]

Later in his life, Slack published two books about the island. He was also a noted Manx musician.[4] Since his death in 1998, there is now an annual cycle event in his memory.[5]

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  1. ^ "Stuart George Slack's Personal Data". museocyclismo.it. Retrieved 3 October 2015. [better source needed]
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Games Federation - Commonwealth Games - Event Results". thecgf.com. Commonwealth Games Federation. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Tour de France hero Mark Cavendish leads Our Sporting Life at Isle of Man's Manx Museum". Culture24. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Bazin, Fenella (1 April 2001). Belcham, John, ed. A New History of the Isle of Man, Vol. 5. p. 393. ISBN 9781781387788. 
  5. ^ "Stuart Slack memorial ride this Sunday". IOM Today. 13 October 2003. Retrieved 3 October 2015. 

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