Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Jean Robic 1948


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Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 18:22:12 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Jean Robic 1948
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Aldo Ross wrote:
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> Pic of the Day
> 14th October, 2005
>
> Jean Robic
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> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/Robic_1948
>
> With his physical appearance unlike any other racer before or since,
> Jean Robic was one of the most photogenic cyclists in history. Here the
> distinctive Breton deals with his rear wheel following a puncture during
> the 1948 Tour de France. From "But et Club Tour de France 49 Numéro
> Spécial", June 1949.

His nick name was "Leather Head" and he broke pretty much every bone in his body in crashes during his career.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

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