Adieu Hans Riegel who died today aged 90. The German started a confectionery in Bonn, Western Germany and took the first two letters of his name and the then Germany capital Ha, Ri, and Bo to make Haribo.

The business grew and Riegel was a keen sponsor of sport including cycling, for example the Haribo Classic was an early season race in France where the winner would win their weight in gummi bears and they also partnered with ASO races like Paris-Roubaix.

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