Tour de France 1913 and the Tourmalet incident
Eugène Christophe (born Malakoff, Paris, France, 22 January 1885, died in Paris, 1 February 1970) was a French road bicycle racer and pioneer of cyclo-cross. He was a professional from 1904 until 1926. In 1919 he became the first rider to wear the yellow jersey of the Tour de France .
Eugène Christophe rode 11 Tours de France and finished eight. He never won but he became famous for having to weld together his bicycle on the Tourmalet while leading the Tour de France in 1913. It was one of a series of events that coloured his racing career.
Magnificant Collection Pieces of GIRARDENGO and BOTTECHIA, some of the
Greatest Italian Cycling Champions
Swiss Giro Team 1954
Guerra - Ursus
The following Swiss participants of the Giro 1954 signed this card:
Hugo Koblet and Carlo Clerici
Tour de France Winner 2020
Tadej Pogačar born 21 September 1998) is a Slovenian cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam UAE Team Emirates. In his debut Grand Tour, Pogačar won three stages of the 2019 Vuelta a España en route to a third place finish.
He rode in the 2020 Tour de France for the first time, becoming the overall winner and also securing the young rider and mountain classification.He is the first Slovenian winner and with the age of 21 he became the second youngest winner after Henri Cornet's win in 1904.
World Champion 1955
Constant ("Stan") Ockers
(3 February 1920 in Borgerhout – 1 October 1956 in Antwerp) was a Belgian professional racing cyclist.
He was runner-up in the Tour de France in 1950 and 1952, and the best sprinter in that race in 1955 and 1956. In 1955 he won the Classic "Ardennes double" by winning La Flèche Wallonne and the Liège–Bastogne–Liège in the same year.. He also won the World Cycling Championship that year.
Stan Ockers died after crashing during a track race in Antwerp in 1956. A year later a monument was built in Les Forges, Sprimont, in the south of Belgium.
Tour de Suisse Winner 1936, Nice Portrait
Henri Garnier (born September 19, 1908 in Feschaux, Belgium, † January 4, 2003 Falmagne, France) was a Belgian
Henri Garnier was a professional racing driver from 1933 to 1937. In his first professional year he was second in the Tour of Belgium. In 1936 he was able to win a stage and the Tour de Suisse after having finished second in the previous year. In 1937 he again won a stage in the Swiss national tour. In the same year he ended his career at the age of 29. In 2003 Garnier died in his adopted home in France at the age of 94.
World Champion 2019
(born 18 December 1995) is a Danish professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Trek–Segafredo. In September 2019, he won the men's road race at the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire, England, and became the first Danish cyclist to win the men's World Championship road race title.
Tour de Suisse Winner 2019 with Fabian Cancellara
Egan Bernal Gómez (born 13 January 1997)
is a Colombian cyclist, who rides for UCI WorldTeam Team Ineos.He won the 2019 Tour de Suisse and Tour de France, becoming the first Latin American winner of these races.
Tour de France Winner 2019
A Great Champion is dead!
Italian cycling legend Felice Gimondi has died on August 17, 2019, at the
age of 76.
Gimondi suffered a heart attack while swimming in Sicily.
After a late call-up, he won the 1965 Tour de France in his first season as a professional at just 22 years old. By winning the Giro
d'Italia in 1967 and the Vuelta a Espana in 1968, he became the second cyclist after Jacques Anquetil to win all three Grand Tours. Gimondi won five Grand
Tours in total, claiming further Giro titles in 1969 and 1976 before retiring in 1978.
He was also a prodigious classics rider, winning four 'monument' titles - cycling's oldest and most prestigious one-day races - including both Paris-Roubaix and Giro di Lombardia in 1966, before a second Lombardia title in 1973 and victory in Milan-San Remo the following year. Gimondi also won the 1973 world road championships in Barcelona.
Kings of Sixdays!
Fritz Pfenninger (15 October 1934 – 12 May 2001)
was a Swiss cyclist. He was a specialist in six-day racing, winning a total of 33 events between 1956 and 1970, including 19 with Peter Post.
Klaus Bugdahl (born 24 November 1934)
is a retired German cyclist who was active between 1954 and 1978 both on the road and track. On track, he competed in 228 six-day races and won 37 of them.
Perfect Photo and Signature!
French cyclist born February 17, 1914 in Rocheville (Alpes-Maritimes). Magnificent climber, René Vietto moves the whole of France by sacrificing his chances during the 1934 Tour de France to help his leader, Antonin Magne . Winner of three stages in the Alps, he
first repairs Antonin Magne, who had punctured in the Puymorens pass, by offering him his wheel. The next day, Antonin Magne falls in the descent of Portet-d'Aspet; Rene Vietto, left at the
front, turns around, climbs the pass in the other direction and gives his machine to his leader. In 1939 are created the regional teams on the Tour. René Vietto is retained in the formation of
South-East. Seeming to have found his superb, he seized the yellow jersey at the end of the fourth stage. He will keep his tunic of gold until the fifteenth stage. Finally, after experiencing a
failure in the Izoard, he finished second in the Grand Loop, more than 30 minutes from Belgian Sylvère Maès.
René Vietto is the favorite of the first Tour de France after the war, in 1947. He seized the yellow jersey in the second leg, but, victim of a failure during the time trial against Vannes-Saint -Brieuc, he's mortgaging his chances. He will only take fifth place in this edition won by Jean Robic ahead of Pierre Brambilla. He ended his career in 1949.
Thomas Simpson (30 November 1937 – 13 July 1967) was one of Britain's most successful professional cyclists.
In 1965 he became Britain's first world road race champion and won the Giro di Lombardia; this
made him the BBC Sports Personality of the Year, the first cyclist to win the award. Injuries hampered much of Simpson's 1966 season. He won two stages of the 1967 Vuelta a España before he won
the general classification of Paris–Nice that year.
In the thirteenth stage of the 1967 Tour de France, Simpson collapsed and died during the ascent of Mont Ventoux. He was 29 years old. The post-mortem examination found that he had mixed amphetamines and alcohol; this diuretic combination proved fatal when combined with the heat, the hard climb of the Ventoux and a stomach complaint. He is held in high esteem by many cyclists for his character and will to win.
Extraordinary Photo with Signature of "Beautiful Hugo"
(born March 23, 1912 in Ballwil, † September 18, 1999 in Oberriet) was a Swiss cyclist.
Amberg was considered one of the strongest Swiss road drivers before the Second World
War. He was twice Swiss road champion (1937, 1938), won in 1935 at Nice-St. Tropez and 1937 at the championship of Zurich. His greatest successes were the third place in the overall
standings of the Tour de France in 1937 and at the UCI Road World Cup 1938.
After ending his career as a professional racing driver in 1947 Leo Amberg opened a cycling business. He is considered the discoverer of Hugo Koblet.
Very special promotion!!!
Jean Robic (10 June 1921 – 6 October 1980) was a French road racing cyclist, who won the 1947
Tour de France. Robic was a professional cyclist from 1943 to 1961. His diminutive stature (1.61m, 60 kg) and appearance was encapsulated in his nickname Biquet (Kid goat).
Robic found it hard to fit into an ordinary life when his career ended. He ran the family café but it failed, as did his marriage.
The first autographs of the Tour de France winner 2018 are available!
Geraint Howell Thomas (born 25 May 1986) is a Welsh professional racing cyclist, who rides for the UCI WorldTeam Team Sky, Wales and Great Britain. Competing on track, he has won three World Championships and two Olympic gold medals.
Leaving track cycling to focus solely on the road, he subsequently found success in both one-day/classic races such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games road race and the 2015 E3 Harelbeke, and in one week stage races, most notably at the 2016 Paris–Nice, the 2017 Tour of the Alps and the 2018 Critérium du Dauphiné.
In the Tour de France 2018, he gained the yellow jersey by winning stage 11, extended his lead by winning stage 12, and retained the lead for the remainder of the event. He became the first Welshman, and the third British cyclist after Wiggins and Froome, to win the Tour.
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