Sid Barras (born 3 April 1948)[2][3] is an English former professional road racing cyclist from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.[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]

Sid Barras
Personal information
Full nameSidney Barras
NicknameSuper Sid[1]
Born (1948-04-03) 3 April 1948 (age 73)
 England
 Great Britain
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
1970Bantel - Raleigh
1971–1973Bantel
1974TI - Raleigh
1975–1977Bantel
1978Viking - Campagnolo
1979Carlton - Weinmann
1980Weinmann - Chicken
1981Coventry Eagle - Campagnolo
1982–1984Falcon - Campagnolo
1985–1986Moducel
1987Watertech - Dawes
Major wins
British National Road Race Champion (1979)

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]

PalmarèsEdit

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   British National Road Race Championships (Professional)
1st   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)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Sid Barras: Famous Last Words". Cycling Weekly. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 19 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Profile". cyclingwebsite.net. Archived from the original on 27 July 2011.
  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. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008.
  7. ^ The Independent, UK, 29 April 1999
  8. ^ "Recycling.co.uk / MG-xPower / Litespeed". world-of-cycling.com. 2005. Archived from the original on 21 November 2007.
  9. ^ "Barras proved he's still a class act". The Telegraph and Argus. 9 September 2008.
  10. ^ "50 Cycling Heroes Named in British Cycling's Hall of Fame". British Cycling. 17 December 2009. Archived from the original on 20 December 2009.