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With 8 different race leaders, the 1958 Tour de France was a dogfight from start to finish. On paper, the French team looked to have the race in the bag with stars Jacques Anquetil, Louison Bobet, and Raphael Geminiani ready to take glory. No one really gave much attention to Charly Gaul, the wry rider from Luxembourg who was racing on a combo team made up of Dutch and Luxembourg riders. Although Gaul was designated the team leader, he had zero faith in his teammates. Coming to the conclusion they would be of absolutely no help, he announced he would not be splitting any prize money with them. With that, Gaul was effectively on his own. In the end, he rode a brilliant race, capturing yellow on the next to last stage; a 74km time trial. He started the stage 1’07” behind race leader Vito Favero. He buried the field, winning the stage by 48 seconds over second-place Gastone Nencini. Favero blew up and finished 3’17” behind Gaul. The next day, Gaul rode into Paris to claim his final victory as he was crowned the champion of the 1958 Tour de France.
This poster is an original first printing, not a reproduction.
This poster has been archivally and professionally linen backed. Virtually all original vintage posters of this era were viewed as temporary advertising and were printed on very thin paper. While expensive, linen backing is a conservation method used to mount, stabilize, preserve and protect vintage posters so they can be displayed or framed without compromising value.
Size: 55 x 38.5 cm ( 21.6 x 15.1 inches)
This is a one of a kind item; please review the photos carefully to determine the condition.
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