Archive - March 2007

26 Mar 2007

Championnat Interclubs de Cyclo-cross, 22 Feb 1931

Photo from Le Miroir Des Sports, 24 Feb 1931

Henri Deconinck leads Bertellin, Ladron and his teammate Aubert Winsingues (who would win this race) up the climb of la Grimpette. Not an especially steep runup, but as one can see from the photo, definitely a long one.

19 Mar 2007

Cross cyclo-pédestre de Verrières, 18 Feb 1923

Photo from Le Miroir Des Sports, 22 Feb 1923

A nice little downhill stretch in this particularly brutal course, topping off a race marked by heavy rains and precarious runs across railroad trestles!

12 Mar 2007

Cross cyclo-pédestre dans les bois de Meudon, 24? Jan 1926

Photo from Le Miroir Des Sports, 27 Jan 1927

Moissy, who won this smaller event, is seen here climbing out of a ravine. It actually looks like he's about to attempt to throw his bike ahead of him...

05 Mar 2007

The Pelissiers out for a training ride

Photo from Le Miroir Des Sports, 17 Jan 1928

Francis, Charles and a local friend, Magnien, training in their local surroundings. Just a nice little bit of attacking runups for practice...

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