Re: [CR]Put Me Back On My Bike


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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 10:07:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Put Me Back On My Bike
To: "P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <000901c7c576$95cb2600$6401a8c0@peter5ca78cb10>


Well I haven't found the Cycle Sport article, but I did find the section on Janssen in the book "Cycling's Golden Age". As discussed here a couple of months ago, this is a very nice book available at a quite reasonable price from World Cycling Productions.

The book proves Peter right, as Janssen is shown in the Yellow Jersey, with his sponsor Pelforth/ Sauvage LeJeune. Of course this raises the possibility that the 1968 Tour-winning bike had the now-politically-incorrect headbadge discussed here recently. BTW Janssen did also ride for the Bic team. I stiil think I've seen photos of him in a Peugeot jersey, but if so it obviously wasn't in 1968.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

"P.C. Kohler" <kohl57@starpower.net> wrote: Didn't Jan Janssen win the Tour on a PX-10? Pretty sure he was on the Peugeot team, and in 1968, I don't know what other model they would have used.

Regards,

Jerry Moos

Don't think so... Janssen doesn't show in any Peugeot rosters I have during this era (I always associate him with the Bic team which was Gitane wasn't it?) and the machine he won the '68 TdF (riding for the Dutch national team) is not a PX-10 or least doesn't have the distinctive chrome fork ends etc. Anyway, Peugeot made no claim for the victory!

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA