Ferdi is too old… Ferdi hurts too much… (1955 Tour de France)

A very enjoyable story about the legendary Swiss cyclist Ferdi Kübler. As I wrote before, these days I am reading William Fotheringham’s  “Put Me Back On My Bike – In search of Tom Simpson”. Like all books of Fotheringham, it is a great book.

Hugo Koblet: Pédaleur de charme

Pédaleur de charme, meaning “Pedaler of Charm“, was Hugo Koblet‘s nickname (He won Tour de France in 1951 and Giro d’Italia in 1950). He also won the Mountain Classification of Giro d’Italia in 1950.

The Yellow Rosebud: Orson Welles and the 1950 Tour de France

Orson Welles, the famous American director was the official starter of the Tour de France in 1950. The best-known film directed by him is Citizen Kane. The film was nominated for Academy Awards in nine categories; it won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman Mankiewicz and Welles. Citizen Kane was voted […]