Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Le Maillot Tricolore


Jacques Anquetil 1956...



One of my all time favorite jerseys is the French National Cycling Jersey. The tricolore displayed with the three horizontal bands reflect a bold yet understated look. Here's a selection of some of the classy jerseys of the past. Jacques Anquetil, surprisingly, never won the national road race. Known also as a talented track rider, Monsieur Chrono was the 1956 National Champion in Track Pursuit. 

Vive la France!




 Raymond Poulidor 1961...




Bernard Hinault 1978...



Laurent Fignon 1984...




deserves another look...



De Marchi's very cool vintage French wool jersey...





Eric Caritoux, 1989...



Laurent Jalabert, 1998...



Florent Brard, 2006...


Wonderful portrait, Paris-Roubaix 2006...
Florent Brard by Timm Kolln.



The most recent...
Thomas Voeckler in the new Team Europcar, 2011.

4 comments:

Irish Peloton said...

Great photos Richard.

But what's with the two World Champions in the 2nd photo?

Richard said...

Hi Cillian,

That's Rudi Altig (World Pursuit Champion) & Rik Van Looy (World Road Champ) in 1961.

Cheers!

empidog said...

Cool as ever Richartd.....

Richard said...

Mais Oui, C'est Manifique!

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