Pratneyâ��s cycling career began in 1926 at the age of 17 and spanned an astounding seven decades. He won an array of championship titles and he triumphed in classic races. Tagged the â��Iron Manâ��, Pratney was tough as nails. His extraordinary career had barely begun when he was involved in a dreadful accident. One rider was killed, while Pratney was left for dead. Against the odds, Pratney recovered and got back on his bicycle. This is his remarkable story.