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Tour of Flanders - Gitane Wins 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:06 am Reply with quote
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With the Tour of Flanders coming this Sunday...I wondered to myself if Gitane had won that race. Certainly a Gitane must have, but I couldn't think of any rider who had done it (recently). So...I did some research, and here are the preliminary results. Please help if you can clarify, correct, or add to it!

1961 - Tom Simpson (GB) (Rapha-Gitane-Dunlop)
Pic: http://www.universalcyclecentre.co.uk/tom.htm
1964 - Rudi Altig (BRD) (Saint Raphael-Gitane-Dunlop)
Pic: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_I4Snyzw2IMM/SLuQD7Su-bI/AAAAAAAABgY/T0F16ipYtiY/s320/altig.jpg


Surprised Hinault never won it, although he wasn't a fan of cobbles....

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Tommy Simpson's Gitane 
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:41 am Reply with quote
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Here's a photo of Tommy Simpson's 1961 Gitane. Cool


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:37 pm Reply with quote
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If I recall, that restoration came complete with the broom handle shoved down the steerer tube!

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