Aldo Parecchini, 1976 Tour de France, Stage 6 Winner


Aldo Parecchini
1976 Tour de France, Stage 6 Winner
Brooklyn Cycling Team

The 1976 Tour de France, dubbed “The Saharan Tour,” was excessively hot. A heat wave had gripped France for days, and the riders suffered day and night. In this dynamic image, you can feel the heat from a long day in the saddle, and the welcome relief a splash of water brings the Brooklyn Team rider.

This fantastic photo published in the July 1976 issue of Miroir Cyclisme Magazine captures Aldo Parecchini celebrating his 180 km solo escape to win the stage by 4’29” on the line in Nancy. At 13 km into the race, Spanish rider Luis Ocana broke away at 20km, and the young 19-year-old Parecchini set off in pursuit. Parecchini caught Ocana at 30 km and stayed away the remainder of the scorching day to win Stage 6.

This image 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 damage.

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 and is beautifully packaged for gift-giving.

Litho Size: 8 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