Rudi Altig: Tour de France, 1964


Rudi Altig: Dine & Dash – Two Wheel Version
Tour de France, 1964

Rudi Altig and his teammate Jo De Roo lead the charge of the peloton’s long tradition of pillaging local shopkeepers along the race route for food and water. In theory, the shopkeepers were reimbursed by the race organizer for the “self-service” liquidation of their inventory by the riders.

Throughout his illustrious 12 year professional career, Altig’s big wins included the Vuelta in 1962, the Tour de France green jersey in 1962, Flanders in 1964, the German National Championship in 1964 and 1970, the World Championship in 1966 and Milan – San Remo in 1968. Coming from a track background, Altig also rode many of the six-days, winning 22 of them from 1962 to 1971.

After his racing career came to a close he transitioned into team management and was the directeur sportif for Puch-Wolber followed by a five-year stint as the German National Team coach.

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