1950 Tour de France – Race Official’s Car Flag


In a tradition started with the first Tour de France in 1903, these flags were affixed to wood dowels and placed in special holders on race official cars. These flags were used well into the 1960s. For 20+ years after that the flags were used by officials and course marshals to warn riders of oncoming danger. What is particularly appealing is during the period from post-WWII until the late 1960s, the flags had the year clearly visible. As time has marched on, the desirability of these flags has grown, with particular interest given to the years where the winner was also considered a great champion.

The 1950 Tour de France was the 37th edition of the Tour de France, taking place from 13 July to 7 August. It consisted of 22 stages over 4,773 km (2,966 mi). In 1950, Ferdinand Kubler spent 11 days in the yellow jersey and was the first Swiss rider to win the race.

Size: 39 x 60 cm ( 15.5 x 23.5 inches)

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