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Two great names in French cycling - R.I.P.

Old 11-26-18, 10:13 PM
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Two great names in French cycling - R.I.P.

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Two great names in French cycling died at forty-eight hours apart.

He was nicknamed "Monsieur Bordeaux-Paris" because of his four victories in 1951, 1954, 1956 and 1957: Bernard Gauthier died last night at the age of 94. In addition to his exploits in the Derby of the road, this Drômois installed in Grenoble had, during his long career (from 1946 to 1961) won a stage of the Tour de France in 1948 (yellow jersey for seven days in 1950). He became champion of France in 1956.

Thursday, Gaston Plaud died at 98 years. From 1958 to 1974, he was the sporting director of the Peugeot team where he played alongside numerous stars (Van Steenbergen, Merckx, Bracke, Simpson, Gaul, Pingeon, Thevenet ...). Under his belt, Roger Pingeon took the Tour de France in 1967.





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RIP chaps. We lost Roger Pingeon last year too, 2 weeks before the race named for him.
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Report courtesy of L'equipe
https://m.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme-sur-ro...n-plaud/962131

Two great names in French cycling died at forty-eight hours apart.

He was nicknamed "Monsieur Bordeaux-Paris" because of his four victories in 1951, 1954, 1956 and 1957: Bernard Gauthier died last night at the age of 94. In addition to his exploits in the Derby of the road, this Drômois installed in Grenoble had, during his long career (from 1946 to 1961) won a stage of the Tour de France in 1948 (yellow jersey for seven days in 1950). He became champion of France in 1956.

Thursday, Gaston Plaud died at 98 years. From 1958 to 1974, he was the sporting director of the Peugeot team where he played alongside numerous stars (Van Steenbergen, Merckx, Bracke, Simpson, Gaul, Pingeon, Thevenet ...). Under his belt, Roger Pingeon took the Tour de France in 1967.




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Appears that if you want to live to an old age, ride a bike! Have read that France has among the best medical care in the world.
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Bordeaux-Paris was a fascinating race. Long before Gauthier's time--like in the 20's and 30's--it was ridden on single speed bikes, riders had their following cars carrying spare bikes with different gearing for different course segments!!
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