Pic of the day: PruTour prologue 1998, Stirling Castle

Approaching finish at Stirling Castle

Following yesterday’s post on the climb to Stirling Castle, here is a shot of a Gan rider pushing up the final cobbles to the castle esplanade on the prologue of the 1998 PruTour. I reckon this is Magnus Backstedt? <edit— Magnus reckoned it was Jens Voigt>The prologue was won by Chris Boardman from George Hincapie, with second favourite Viatcheslav Ekimov a little way back.

The picture is by a guy called Robert, aka Paris-Roubaix on Flickr. © used with permission. Click on the photo to see his pics, including big collection of restored vintage bikes.