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WALTER RÜTT FOR TORPEDO CYCLES
The first German ever to win a Six Day Race circa 1907.
From the fine collection of letterlust on Flickr.
KISSENA VELODROME 1975
Love seeing the racing scene from days of yore. Although there’s no audio, this grainy footage from Kissena Velodrome gives us a glimpse of who was riding the track back in the day. Steel bikes, leather helmets, wool jerseys and of course the ladykiller mustaches.
See also Alpenrose Velodrome circa 1974.
1931 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPRINT FINISH
A dramatic charge to the line between Denmark’s Willy Falk-Hansen (left) and France’s Lucien Michard (right). The judges erroneously awarded the victory (and World Champion title) to Falk-Hansen even though we can plainly see that Michard crossed the line first. That dude must’ve been bummed!
A great piece of history found on Erik Wiersma’s Flickr.