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Jean Robic - photo 1948?

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Jean Robic won the 1947 Tour de France by breaking with tradition and attacking on the final stage. I think that he used a Simplex Champion du Monde derailleur in this Tour.

He was an unlikely winner - pilloried for his diminutive size, huge ears and for always wearing a leather crash hat (after breaking his skull in a crash in 1944). However, in this ‘film noir’ style postcard, he looks particularly suave, sipping his St Raphael brandy like an impish version of Humphrey Bogart.


  • Publisher: Riders
  • Date: 1948?
  • Derailleur brands: Simplex
  • Derailleurs: Simplex Champion du Monde
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