Andre Dufraisse, 1958 Cyclo-cross Worlds


Andre Dufraisse
Cyclo-cross World Championships, 1958

André Dufraisse (born June 30, 1926, in Razès, France) was the dominant force of cyclo-cross in the 1950s, winning the World Cyclo-cross Championships five straight times from 1954 to 1958. Additionally, he was the cyclo-cross champion of France seven times between 1955 and 1963. Dufraisse switched to cyclo-cross after finishing second in the 1953 road world championships, and from then on, dominated the sport – in 1956, he won 19 of the 20 races he entered.

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