And probably how good a team manager and commentator he was/is, too. Whilst this is a bit of a shame, Stavros would probably not have it any other way. After all, even his best mate Barry Sheene once said: “If Stavros had set his bike up as well as he did his victims and put as much effort into bike racing as he did his intricate pranks he pulled on people, he would certainly have been a World Champion!”
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