Charly Gaul, 1953 Criterium Dauphine


Charly Gaul
Criterium Dauphine, 1953

Charly Gaul turned pro in May of 1953, the Criterium Dauphine in June of that year was his first big professional race. The Criterium Dauphine is an 8-day race in the French Alps. We can see here, early in his career, the climbing skills that would go on to earn Gaul the nickname The Angel of the Mountains. Gaul rode well to finish in second place overall.

Each image in the Vintage Print Series has been reproduced from an original photographic print or negative in The Horton Collection archives. Each has been carefully restored to remove dust, water stains, fingerprints, or other wear and tear. Lithograph printing was done by AMP Printing in Dublin, California on Daiei TopKote 111 pound acid-free archival quality stock using a Heidelberg press.

Each print comes packaged in a crystal clear sealed bag with a descriptive insert.  Beautifully packaged for gift giving.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Despite our efforts to find the name of the photographer of this image, it currently remains a mystery. As was common practice at the time, original photographs often had no reference as to the name of the photographer. Rather, there were crop marks and other notations written on the back of the original photograph that was used in the print publication process. As always, we welcome any knowledge regarding the awesome photographers that so deftly captured and continue to capture the vibrant landscape of cycling.

Litho Size: 8 in. x 10 in.

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Weight .5 lbs