Hugo Koblet on the Col d’Izoard 1951 Tour de France


Hugo Koblet on the Col d’Izoard
Tour de France, 1951
Stage 20, Gap to Briancon

Hugo Koblet was at the top of his form and dominated the 1951 Tour. He won the overall race by over twenty minutes, along with taking 5 stage victories. On this day in the Alps, the ailing Coppi had attacked and was ahead by nine minutes. Koblet easily closed the gap and finished 3rd for the stage.

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