Pic of the day: Brian Smith and Chris Boardman

image by Steve Fleming, via Flickr

image by Steve Fleming, via Flickr

Chris Boardman and Brian Smith, climbing and attacking on the Tour of Lancashire in 1993.

The photographer, Steve Fleming, said: It was the Tour of Lancashire and they are on the slopes of Jeffery Hill near Longridge. Boardman is about to attack on the last section to the summit and descend down to Ribchester. Boardman then did a solo into Blackburn to take the stage and the overall lead. This was the defining race that set him on his way to continental pro racing.

Dave Haygarth also commented: “I remember this stage – Boardman had just become a big star in the UK and it was clear by this race he was destineed to become an overseas pro. I think the climb is Waddington Fell or the Northern side of the Nick o’ Pendle, from memory.”