|Warming up on Yates wheel, Leicester Track. Copyright Love Yellow 2013|
Funny what the passage of time allows you to forget... this is me and my team mate sat on the wheel of Sean Yates. I think I was warming up for the 20K Scratch (won by Chris Newton looking about 12 years old) but if my memory serves me correctly Sean was warming up to compete in a pursuit match against Francesco Moser, the new hour record holder. Moser was also on the Leicester track warming up and I remember daring to sit on the great man's impeccably smooth over-sized back wheel.
|Francesco Moser, Leicester Track. Copyright Love Yellow 2013|
As to the result of the pursuit match, again I have no memory but I do recall a heated discussion afterwards in the changing room between Moser and his Italian minders, suited and booted (Sopranos style). I don't speak Italian but I reckon there was controversy over that disc wheel, that or appearance fees.