Gastone Nencini, Paris-Tours 1959


Gastone Nencini
Paris-Tours, 1959

Paris-Tours is a French one-day classic held in the fall. This amazing photo captures Gastone Nencini waiting patiently while the mechanic changes his front wheel, with the wonderful Carpano team car parked at the side of the road.

Nencini was an excellent all-around rider but was especially strong in the mountains and on the descents. He won the Tour de France in 1960 and the Giro d’Italia in 1957.  Fellow rider Raphael Geninani once said, “The only reason to follow Nencini downhill would be if you had a death wish.”

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 .10 lbs