Joe Christison and Viking Sponsorship

by Guthrum on February 26, 2012

Learning all the time here – and looking for more information.  Looking through an old copy of Coureur Sporting Cyclist I found an article on Joe Christison who raced for Viking from part way through the 1954 season to 1955.  According to this article he was left out on a limb when Viking withdrew sponsorship in 1956.

I have just been in correspondence with someone who had been speaking to Tom Oldfield, and he confirmed that Viking did not sponsor a team in 1956, but resumed in 1957.  That was the year that Brian Haskell joined the team.  Said person has Brian Haskell’s bike from 1957 and I am very pleased that he is providing pictures that I will post on this site.

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