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29 - 31 March • 2019 Excel London • The UK's largest cycling exhibition • Suitable for all

Philippa York

London Bike Show 2018

Philippa York

A Q&A with...

Theatre:

Performance Theatre

Day/Time:


13:30 - 14:15 (Friday)

Biography:

Philippa York, previously known as Robert Millar, is one of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time. 

Riding under the name Millar, she won the King of the Mountains competition in the 1984 Tour de France as well as finishing fourth overall. She was the first rider from an English speaking country to have won the Mountains classification in the Tour de France - the first major Tour classification win by a British rider, and was unsurpassed as the highest Tour finish for a Briton for over 20 years, until Bradley Wiggins retrospectively placed third in the 2009 Tour de France. She rode the Tour de France eleven times, completing the race eight times.

Philippa also achieved the highest finish by a Briton in the Giro d'Italia, finishing second in 1987 and also winning the King of the Mountains classification. As well as the Giro second-place finish, York finished second in two other Grand Tours: the 1985 and 1986 Vuelta a España. Their second place at the 1985 Vuelta came after losing the leader's jersey on the penultimate stage, in what is widely thought to be collusion by the Spanish-speaking teams. Further victories came at the 1985 Volta a Catalunya, the 1989 Tour of Britain and the 1990 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré.

After retiring from cycling, Philippa moved into journalism, writing for magazines including Rouleur, as well as spending a year as a coach for British Cycling. After an appearance as Millar at the 2002 Commonwealth Games she left public life altogether, before reappearing in 2017, joining Ned Boulting and David Millar in the commentary booth for the Tour de France and revealing her gender transition publicly.

We are thrilled to welcome Philippa to the Show in 2018, and look forward to hearing her thoughts on the season ahead.

Accolades:

Grand Tours

Tour de France
- Mountains classification winner (1984)
- 3 individual stage wins

Giro d'Italia
- Mountains classification winner (1987)
- 1 individual stage win

Vuelta a España
- 1 individual stage win

Stage Race Wins
- Volta a Catalunya (1985)
- Tour of Britain (1989)
- Critérium du Dauphiné (1990)
- National Road Race Championship (1995)

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Adam Blythe

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Tom Pidcock

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Thomas Rohregger

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Rob Penn

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Sophie Faldo

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Keri-anne Payne

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Lucy Gossage

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Helen Jenkins

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Mark Kleanthous

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Martyn Brunt

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Andy Blow

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Paul Newsome

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Luke Tyburski

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Nick Beer

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Amy Kilpin

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Sam Taylor

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Join Us

Whether you’re on the lookout for a new bike, advice or some inspiration ahead of the 2019 season, don't miss out on the London Bike Show.

The UK’s largest triathlon show welcomes top swim, cycle, run, triathlon and nutrition brands, Get great deals, take advantage of top expert coaching and keep an eye out for special guests!

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When? 29-31 March, 2019

Where? ExCel, London

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