[CR]Pic of the Day - Altig's Broken Fork


From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2007 21:12:29 -0400
Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day - Altig's Broken Fork

Pic of the Day 23 July, 2007

Rudi Altig's Broken Fork

Stage 9, 1962 Tour de France. Green Jersey wearer Rudi Altig was preparing to contest the final sprint when, 12 kilometers from the finish, the right fork blade on his Helyett broke at the crown. Reluctant to stop for a bike change and risk losing contact with the peloton, Altig decided to nurse his damaged bike to the finish. It was a risky decision, but Altig and bike made it to the velodrome in Bordeaux, and the powerful German finished that year's Tour with the Green Jersey. From "Miroir-Sprint" No.839 B, 6th July 1962.

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/aldoross/pd/Altig.JPG.html

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Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio
Etats Unis