RIP: Phil Edwards Dies Aged 67

One of Britain’s top pro riders of the 70’s, Phil Edwards has died aged 67

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RIP: Phil Edwards Dies Aged 67
(thanks John for letting us know)

Phil EDWARDS (GBr) (1976 to 1980 Team SANSON)
Home town Bristol UK.

Phil died at his home on Sunday evening 23rd age 67 years – cause of death, heart attack, although undetermined.

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Phil lived in Monte Carlo with his first wife Cinzia, with whom he has two children Melanie 33yrs and Kevin 23yrs. Phil also became a proud grandfather 6 months ago.

Maria, Phil Edwards mother migrated to England during WWII where she met Phil’s father, Brinley who worked at Bristol Aircraft Company. Both parents are deceased, Phil is survived by his sister Barbara and his brother Mark. Phil retired from professional racing in 1980, although a contract was made available at Famcucina with Francesco Moser.

Phil Edwards and his daughter Melanie own the restaurant La Grotte in Roquebrune, Cap Martin, Monaco. Monaco.

The funeral will be this Friday 28th in Monte Carlo.

Photo:  ‘PhotoSport International’

Philip raced in Italy as an amateur for GS Mobigori and through contacts made by his Italian mother Maria he turned professional for the team of Francesco Moser GS Sanson.
He represented the United Kingdom at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, where he finished sixth in the road race, just behind teammate Phil Bayton.

He was a professional cyclist from 1976 to 1980 with GS Sanson, who’s leader Francesco Moser was 1977 World Champion and triple winner of Paris Roubaix.

Phil Edwards;
1st 1971 Milk Race Stage Nottingham.
6th 1972 Olympic Road Race. promoted to 5th.
1973 2nd Monte Carlo Allessio
1974 1st Monte Carlo Allessio.
1975 2nd Archer GP 1st Szurkowski.
1975 1st Milk Race stage Bath.
British National Road Race Champion (1977)
National Junior Road Champion 1967




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