Ferdinand Le Drogo, 1926 French National Championships, Original Vintage Press Photo


This amazing photo captures Ferdinand Le Drogo at the French National Road Race Championships in 1926. In 1926 he finished in third place but went on to finish first in both the 1927 & 1928 French Championships.

This is a beautiful original press photograph. The reverse of many of the press photos bear markings that can be used as a road map of its history and authenticity. The images may have publication crop marks; a stamp of the photo agency; names, dates, or locations where the photo was taken.

Photo Size: 7 x 5 inches (18 x 13 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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Ferdinand Le Drogo

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Ferdinand Le Drogo (10 October 1903 – 24 April 1976) was a French professional road bicycle racer. He is most known for his silver medal in the Elite race of the 1931 Road World Championships. Ferdinand Le Drogo was the older brother of cyclist Paul Le Drogo.

In the 1927 Tour de France, Le Drogo took part in the Dilecta-Wolber team, which won the first stage, led by Francis Pélissier, who was the first leader of the general classification. Le Drogo won the fifth stage. In the sixth stage, Francis Pélissier abandoned sick. Ferdinand Le Drogo, who was second in the general classification, became the new leader. In the seventh stage, while Le Drogo was in the yellow jersey, the Tour passed in the region where he was born. His supporters cheered for Le Drogo, and he got excited and sped away from his teammates. That cost him too much energy, and he lost 20 minutes in that stage to the J.B. Louvet team, so the lead was transferred to Hector Martin, from the J.B. Louvet team.  Le Drogo would never lead the Tour de France again.

Major results

1st, Tour des Cornouaillies
1st, Nantes-Les Sables de l’Olonne
1st, Circuit des As de l’Ouest
3rd, National Road Race Championship
3rd, GP Wolber
 French Road Race Champion
1st, Stage 5, Tour de France
1st, Stages 2 & 6, Volta a Catalunya
6th, Paris–Tours
7th, Bordeaux–Paris
 French Road Race Champion
8th, World Road Race Championship
7th, World Road Race Championship
7th, Paris–Tours
1st, GP Poitiers
3rd, National Road Race Championship
1st, Rennes-Paris-Rennes
1st, Circuit de l’Aulne
2nd place, silver medalist(s) World Road Race Championship
1st, Circuit de l’Aulne
7th, Bordeaux–Paris

Excerpt from Wikipedia

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