Red, White and Blue: Philippa York

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Pippa has a rummage around in the loft for her 1995 national champs jersey

Photographs: Michael Blann
Pippa York



Philippa York – formerly Robert Millar (1995)

British national champions recall how they won their stripes, the pride in wearing them for the season and the effect it had on the rest of their careers. Podium fines, finish line crashes, curious combines, white shorts and unlikely alliances – these are the stories behind the jerseys.

I won three national championships, two amateur and one pro, so I brought the pro jersey along. I was the last winner before the two categories merged the following year. Mine was in the loft and has probably seen daylight for the first time in 23 years. And it smells like it…

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