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


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From: Bob Reid <robertrreid@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day Jean Robic 1948
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 08:39:37 +0000
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Chuck wrote of Jean Robic ;
>
> His nick name was "Leather Head" and he broke pretty much every
> bone in
> his body in crashes during his career.

Leather head from his need - probably not through choice - to wear a leather helmet to protect his fragile skull. He seem to have been more popularly coined "Biquet" (biscuit/cookie) by the French press - for obvious reasons I guess !

Bob Reid
Stonehaven
Scotland