Federico Bahmontes Stops for a Repair, 1954 Tour de France


Federico Bahmontes
A temporary mechanical delay for the new winner if the mountains prize in the 1954 Tour.

This fantastic image captures Bahmontes stopped for a repair at the 1954 Tour de France. He was a tremendous climber, and in this, his first Tour, he won the King of the Mountain classification. Bahmontes earned himself the nickname the “Eagle of Toledo” and went on to win the 1959 Tour de France (the first Spaniard to do so) and was crowned King of the Mountains 6 times.

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.1 lbs