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MIROIR DU CYCLISME - 1966 /1967 /1968

MIROIR DU CYCLISME - 1966 /1967 /1968

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Three Miroir Du Cyclisme 'Championnats Du Monde' newspapers covering the 1966, 1967 and 1968 cycling World Championships. Issues 77, 91 and 105 are included. The front covers feature the winner's of the Men's World Championship Road Race each year from 1966-1968. The 1966 cover shows German Rudi Altig who was victorious at home in Nuremburg, as he beat French pair Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor. In 1967, Eddy Merckx took victory over Dutchman Jan Janssen and Spaniard Ramon Saez. The 1968 cover features Italian Vittorio Adorni being cheered on by his home crowd, en route to victory in Imola.

 

The inner coverage of each newspaper details the victories of Rudi Altig, Eddy Merckx and Vittorio Adorni, providing a variety of striking images. The first Dutch winner of the Woman's World Championship Road Race, Cornelia (Keetie) Hage now Keetie van Oosten-Hage is pictured on the podium in 1968. On the adjacent page, Brit Hugh Porter is pictured wining the 1968 World Pursuit in Rome. The 1967 issue features a report on the victory of Woman's World Road Race Champion Beryl Burton, who was also previously victorious in 1960. 

 

French national champion of  1966, Jean-Claude Theilliere is featured on the reverse of the 66' issue in a beautiful colour image while Italian Michele Dancelli is featured on the reverse of the 68' issue after his victory at Paris-Luxembourg.

 

The newspapers display beautifully as cycling ephemera. Never intended to last the test of time, the articles provide valuable insights into the cultural context surrounding the World Championships in 1966, 1967 and 1968 while documenting the riders everyday lives. The newspapers could be framed for wall art, to be admired as decoration, used for research or for an everyday coffee table read. Preserving the newspapers allows these histories of cycling to be examined from a variety of perspectives. 

    • 'Miroir Sprint' Le Miroir Du Tour / Le Reflet du Sport
    • Year: 1956
    • Issue: 529 A/B/C, 530, 534 & 535
    • Condition: Used showing various signs of wear to corners, edges and pages. There may be some rips, tears and discolouration throughout.