Magnus Backstedt & Eros Poli in the 1998 Prutour



This photo was taken on the Trough of Bowland climb during the 1998 Prutour. This was the stage when the whole peloton went off course apart from 4 breakaways who had got away earlier, and gave the organisers a headache trying to decide what to do.
Eventually, the race was put back on course after a lengthy delay, but this meant that the race was effectively neutralised before it hit the 'Trough', and the whole field (apart from the escapers), came up the climb together.

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