[CR]Tour de France 1932, surviving rider


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From: "toni theilmeier" <Toni.Theilmeier@t-online.de>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: 03 Feb 2003 18:25 GMT
Subject: [CR]Tour de France 1932, surviving rider

Hi, I am not into statistics, but there must surely be someone among the CR crowd who knows who came 16th in the 1932 TdF.

I have by pure coincidence met an elderly gentleman (whose wife does not want him to be contacted because he is getting easily confused) in a place near to where I work who states vehemently that he was this 16th, and that he was in one team with Kurt Stoepel, the first German to do well in the Tour.

First of course I would very much like to know whether I really shook the hand of a thirties TdF rider, and secondly he lost all his mementoes about his racing carreer in the war, their flat was bombed. So if anyone who has any pictures, newspaper cuttings or so about him would be so kind as to help me, and consequentially the elderly gentleman, out with photocopies / Xeroxes or jpegs, I would be most grateful. Please do not wait too long, he has less and less clear moments.

Thank you very much,

Toni Theilmeier, Osnabrueck, Germany.