Tom and The Peloton

Homage to Tom Simpson 1937 - 1967, one of Britain's greatest cyclists.

Tom and The Peloton, Ventoux
Homage to Tom Simpson 1937 – 1967
Tom and The Peloton Wine

Born in County Durham, Tom Simpson was one of Britain's greatest cyclists. Specialising in pursuit racing, he won amateur medals at both the 1956 Olympics and the 1958 Commonwealth Games. In 1959, Simpson moved to France, winning his first professional race, the Tour de Flanders, two years later. He was the first ever British rider to wear the Yellow Jersey, finishing 6th overall in the Tour de France of 1962. His pleasant disposition made him popular with both fans and the peloton. Sadly, in the thirteenth stage of the Tour of 1967, Simpson collapsed and died during an ascent of Mont Ventoux. He was 29 years old.

A memorial on the roadside close to where he died has since become a place of pilgrimage. His character and charm, but determination and will to win ensure that Tom, le plus fort will always be held in high esteem by his fellow cyclists.

This July sees the 50th anniversary of his death and Tom would have celebrated his 80th birthday this coming November. To coincide with these milestones, Domaine des Anges have released this special and very limited wine.

A donation from the sale of each bottle will be made to the Simpson family and used for the maintenance of the Tom Simpson memorial on Mont Ventoux.

Tom and The Peloton Ventoux Rouge 2013, France

Ripe and plummy with lots of red and black fruit flavours and twists of sweet spice and herbs. Enjoy with red meats or pork chops.

£11.99

Order online here.

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Posted on 25/05/2017
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