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.
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!
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...
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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