1979 Tour de France, Race Used Moto Plaque, Race Winner Bernard Hinault


1978 Tour de France
Race Winner: Bernard Hinault

Bernard Hinault was the 1979 Tour favorite to win. Not only was he the defending champion, but a large number of time trials made the race especially suited for him. The only cyclist thought to be able to challenge Hinault seriously was Zoetemelk, the runner-up of the previous edition.

Hinault won the overall and points classification. Remarkably, Hinault and second-place finisher Joop Zoetemelk finished nearly a half hour ahead of the other GC Contenders. In modern history, this was the first time the Yellow Jersey was challenged on the ride into Paris. The Mountains Classification was won by Giovanni Battaglin, and Jean-René Bernaudeau won the young rider classification.

In today’s racing, the race organizer cars, team vehicles, and other participants of the official race caravan have disposable stickers affixed to the windshield. Slipping a bit into the way back machine, there was a time when the cars had plaques attached to the front of the follow cars.

As with most things ephemeral, most plaques were promptly tossed in the trash once the race was finished. The ones that survived have become quite collectible.

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Size: 7 7/8 x 7 7/8  inches  (20 x 20 cm)

This is a one-of-a-kind item; please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

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This is a one of a kind item, please review photos carefully to determine condition.

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Weight 2 lbs

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