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.
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