Barry Hoban (born 5 February 1940 in Wakefield, West Yorkshire) is a former English professional cyclist who rode during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was the previous holder of the record (before Mark Cavendish) for the most stage wins in the Tour de France by a British rider, winning eight between 1967 to 1975. He holds the record for the most Tours completed by a British rider – having finished 11 of the 12 he started between 1965 and 1978. He was also the only Briton to have won two consecutive stages of the Tour until Mark Cavendish won stages 12 and 13 of the 2008 edition (Cavendish then twice repeated the feat, winning the second and third, 10th and 11th stages of the 2009 Tour de France). Cavendish equalled Hoban's record of stage wins on Stage 11 of the 2009 edition, and beat it by winning Stage 19.
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