To Stockport CCC

Name: Graham Jones




Introduction: Graham was one of the classiest riders that the UK has produced. His ability against the watch, in the mountains and as a rouleur won him the respect of the rest of the peleton. A mixture of his loyalty to the team and bad luck did restrict his palmares. Notably, he was leading the Criterium International and was knocked off by a press motor cycle. He was used by his Peugeot team to assist French riders who were behind him overall on general classification.

Place of Birth: Manchester, UK

Date of Birth: 28 October 1957

Amateur Clubs: Abbotsford Park RC; 1978, ACBB

Professional Teams: 1979-82, Peugeot; 1983, Wolber; 1984, System-U; 1985, Ever Ready; 1986-7, ANC-Halfords

Main placings:

1976 (amateur): 5th, Criterium des Vainqueurs

1977 (amateur): 1st, GP of Essex; 1st, Mike Tyzack Memorial; 1st, Circuit of Ashurst; 1st, Tielt Criterium; 1st, Anvaing criterium; 6th Scottish Milk Race; 38th World Road Race Championship; 40th Peace Race (6th on stage 9);

1978 (amateur): 1st, GP de Toulon; 1st, Paris-Evreux; 1st, Paris-Troyes; 1st, GP de St Maxime, 1st, Paris-Vierzon; 1st, GP de France; 1st, GP de Nations; 1st, Palme d'Or Merlin Plage; 2nd, Tour de Haut Var; 2nd, Paris Ezy

1979: 2nd GP St Raphael; 7th GP Pino Cerami;18th Amstel Gold Race; 35th Fleche Wallonne

1980: 11th, Giro di Lombardia;26th, Paris-Tours; 38th, Paris-Bruxelles; 49th Tour de France;

1981: 2nd Tour du Mediterranean; 2nd, Classique Saint-Sebastien; 2nd, National Road Race Championship;3rd, Subida a Arrate (Spanish hill climb); 5th Tour du Haut Var; 20th Tour de France; 25th Fleche Wallonne; 28th Ghent-Wevelgem; 36th Milan-SanRemo; 53rd, Amstel Gold Race

1982: 1st, Tour of Delyn, 1st, Woolmark GP; 2nd Het Volk, 7th, Tour du Mediterranean; 51st Ghent-Wevelgem; 53rd World Road Race Championship

1983: 26th Giro d'Italia; 69th Tour de France

1984: DNF Tour de France



1980: DNF Tour de France