Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chapeau Ferdi!



Ferdi Kubler is a living legend. He is the oldest Tour champion alive, at the age of 92.

During his riding days he was known as 'The Cowboy' with a love for the Stetson hat. From 1950-1952 was his most successful years on the bike rewarding him with huge wins: 1950 Tour, Liege-Bastogne-Liege (1951, 1952), Fleche Wallonne (1951, 1952), Tour de Suisse (1951), Tour de Romandie (1951) and World Road Champion (1951).

An impressive palmares in a short two year span.

Chapeau Ferdi!





Here's an excellent video on Kubler winning the 1951 Tour de Suisse.
With an equally fine performance by Hugo Koblet. I know why
they called him 'The Pedaller of Charm.'


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