Jean-Pierre Danguillaume, 1978 Criterium du Dauphine, Miroir Original Vintage Press Photo, Photographer Marcel Besson


A fantastic image of Jean-Pierre Danguillaume winning Stage 6 of the Dauphine in Gap.  Danguillaume had wanted to abandon the day before but was back on form on Stage 6 to take the win.

These beautiful large-format original press photographs are directly from the archives of Miroir du Cyclisme and Miroir-Sprint.  The reverse of each photo bears the Miroir markings as a road map of its history and authenticity. The images are all stamped by either Miroir du Cyclisme or Miroir-Sprint; many have publication crop marks or show the page and magazine issue the photo was used in.  Some even bear a unique stamp with the name of the photographer.

Miroir du Cyclisme was a French monthly magazine, a photo-focused wonderland of cycling news and historical articles for 35 years, from 1960 to 1994. The companion publication, Miroir-Sprint, came out weekly and reported on news of various sports from 1946 to 1971. In the era before streaming and on-demand viewing, publications like Miroir were how fans kept up on racing results, followed their favorite riders, and stayed current on all things cycling.

Renowned cycling photographers Henri and Marcel Besson, Jean Jaffre, Louis Lucchesi, Roger Monnet, Roger Touchard, and others were featured prominently in both publications, and works from these important photojournalists are included in the selection offered here.

Maurice Vidal founded the magazine and ran it until he died in 1992, which directly contributed to its long-time consistent look and feel.

The issues of both these publications are a treasure trove of cycling history; art and photographs are very collectible among cycling fans.

Miroir  Magazine NOT included.  Image provided for reference only.

Photo Size: 12 x 9.5 inches (30.5 x 24 cm)

As the photographs are quite old and one of a kind, please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

This photograph is an original print – the real deal.

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Jean-Pierre Danguillaume

Jean-Pierre Danguillaume (born 25 May 1946) is a retired French professional road bicycle racer. He is the nephew of fellow racing cyclist Camille Danguillaume. His sporting career began with U.C. Joue. As an amateur, he competed in the team time trial at the 1968 Summer Olympics and won the 1969 edition of the Peace Race. In 1970 he turned professional with the Peugeot team, where he spent his entire professional career. Between 1970 and 1978, Danguillaume won 7 stages in the Tour de France. His other notable wins included the Grand Prix de Plouay in 1971, the Critérium International in 1973, the Grand Prix du Midi Libre in 1974 and Paris–Bourges in 1975. In the latter year he also took the bronze medal in the road race at the World Championships in Yvoir, Belgium. During his career he took a total of 350 wins, including 68 as a professional. After his retirement at the end of 1978, he became a directeur sportif, managing the Mercier team from 1979 to 1984. After the team was disbanded, he joined Coca-Cola Enterprises as an executive, managing the company’s presence at the Tour de France as a sponsor: he remained in this role for 19 years, retiring at the end of 2003. He continued to work at the Tour in a hospitality role.

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