Tony Hoar (1955)
|Full name||Tony Hoar|
|Born||10 February 1932|
Emsworth, Hampshire, England
|Died||5 October 2019 87)(aged|
|1956||Cilo - Saint-Raphaël|
Tony Hoar (10 February 1932 – 5 October 2019) was a British racing cyclist. He represented England in the road race at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Vancouver, Canada.
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