Tintin Magazine, Tour de France Issue 1953, Race Winner Louison Bobet


A wonderful cover featuring Tintin in Yellow

1953 Tour de France 
Race Winner, Louison Bobet

Tintin “The Magazine for Youth from 7 to 77” was published weekly from 1946 to 1993. It was a significant publication on the Franco-Belgian comic scene. It ran memorable series like Blake and Mortimer, Alix, The Adventures of Tintin, and general interest stories, interviews, and current news.

Fausto Coppi, winner of the 1952 Tour, did not race in 1953 to defend his title. That left Hugo Koblet and Louison Bobet as the pre-race favorites. Italian and Swiss cyclists had won the previous five editions of the Tour, so French fans were anxious for a French victory. Bobet had shown his potential strength but had already tried to win the Tour de France five times but failed to succeed. His teammate Raphael Geminani thought that Bobet was not strong enough after he had not finished the 1953 Giro d’Italia earlier that year.

The 1953 Tour was a thrilling battle on the road, with the Yellow Jersey changing hands six times before Bobet took the lead on Stage 18 with a thrilling attack in the mountains. This win marked the first of his three consecutive Tour titles for Bobet.

Magazine Size: 8.5 x 11.5  inches  (21 x 29 cm)
Printed on Newsprint

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Weight 2 lbs