His books bring alive his era, his understanding of cycling is unique; Jean Bobet’s observations are sometimes controversial, but always reasoned and Jean is the brother of three-time Tour de France winner and world champion, Louison Bobet. He was a pro bike racer, a good one too, Paris-Nice winner in 1957, but nothing like his older brother. He could be given the ‘brother of’ tag many less gifted siblings receive, but he never will because racing was just part of Jean's life.
The 1973 Holdsworth-Campagnolo Team Launch Photo
Words: Cycling LegendsPhoto: Andy Jones
We’ve got a few re-enactments planned, some quite ambitious, where we ask current riders who are connected in some way with a moment in cycling history, to re-enact it. They will be fun to do and hopefully fun to read.
“Oh Laffrey! Oh Bayard! Oh Tourmalet! I would be failing in my duty not to proclaim that next to the Galibier you are pale cheap wine. In front of this giant I can do nothing more than raise my hat and salute.” Tour de France founder Henri Desgrange writing about his favourite mountain climb in 1934. The Laffrey and Bayard are passes on the western edges of the Alps that made their bike racing debut in the 1905 Tour de France.
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