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La Perle - Hugo Koblet - Le Pedaleur de Charme - lui-meme 1951 | by cyclecrank
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La Perle - Hugo Koblet - Le Pedaleur de Charme - lui-meme 1951

Here we have a action photo taken on the first stage of the 1951 Tour de France, as he breaks away to test the legs of his opponents It is possible to note many of the details of the bike and compare them with the ones on the bike in this set....too many similarities...

 

The photo was taken from Jean-Paul Ollivier's 1982 book about the Swiss maestro. The caption underneat the photo says ( in loose translation) - Koblet's first attack of the 1951 Tour. Straight away from the first stage , from Metz to Reims, the Swiss just took off..just to take the measure of the others. if he finally let himself be caught , it was in order not to impede the attack of his team-mate G Rossi who would go on and win the stage.

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Taken on January 27, 2008