Cycling community mourns death of Hall

The cycling world said goodbye to Harry Hall on October 28, 2007, when he passed away at age 78 at his home in New Mills.

He started Harry Hall Cycles in the 1950s in Manchester, England, but he may be most famous as the mechanic, in many photos, seen trying to revive Tommy Simpson when he collapsed on the Ventoux in the 1967 Tour de France. The unfortunate incident claimed Simpson's life. Hall never spoke much about the details of his experience.

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