[CR]Pic of the Day - Robic Crashes Out

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From: "aldoross4" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2007 07:29:17 -0500
Subject: [CR]Pic of the Day - Robic Crashes Out

Pic of the Day 20 July, 2007

Robic Crashes Out

Stage winner and Maillot Jaune on Stage 11, viciously attacked by a jealous French National Team on Stage 12, crash victim on Stage 13 - Robic rode on to the stage finish in B=e9ziers, but he was unable to start the next day and had to abandon the 1953 Tour de France.

Robic was a brilliant winner on Stage 11, first to the top of the Tourmalet, Aspin, and Peyresourde climbs, and had taken a chunk of time out of the favorites on the French National Team. But Robic rode for "Ouest", a regional team, and the next day the French Nationals hatched a plan to dethrone him, attacking en masse from the start and dropping Robic into 4th place, 8'50" behind new leader Francois Mah=e9. The next day, on Stage 13, Robic crashed heavily while descending the Col du Fauredon, hitting his head and suffering a concussion. Injured and groggy, Robic sits on the roadside, his face and posture showing all.
>From "But et Club - Le Miroir des Sports" No.416, 20 July 1953.


Aldo Ross
Middletown, Ohio
Etats Unis