Do you remember when the Milk Race visited Ipswich in 1987?
PUBLISHED: 07:00 03 May 2017
In 1987, Ipswich town centre ground to a halt when to welcome The Milk Race - the most prestigious cycling event of its time in the British calendar.
It was a huge day for the town with the event, which ran every year between 1958 and 1993, attracting some of the most successful road cyclists.
Named after main sponsor the Milk Marketing Board, the 1987 event was formed of 12 stages and kicked off in Newcastle before visiting locations such as Lincoln, Birmingham and Leicester before the last leg in London.
The stages in Ipswich lasted two days, starting in Peterborough and finishing in Ipswich. It was won by Belarusian Igor Sumnikov.
These pictures show the second day, which was held solely in Ipswich. The daily race was won by British cyclist John Herety. The overall winner of the 1987 event was Malcolm Elliott, who won the first five stages.
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