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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Angel of the Mountains

Charly Gaul, 1958 Tour de France winnerA different time, place, TdF race

Tour de France and Giro d'Italia winner Charly Gaul died in hospital on Tuesday after suffering a pulmonary embolism. The Luxembourg rider, who took the Tour title in 1958 plus victories in the 1956 and 1959 Giri d'Italia, was one of the best climbers in the history of cycling and twice took the Tour's King of the Mountains award. He was the first rider from outside Italy to win the Giro. Gaul, known as the 'Angel of the Mountains', became ill after he recently fell at his home in Itzig in Luxembourg. He would have been 73 on Thursday. VeloNews :: Cycling Hall of Fame


  • This is a bit/lot of a nothing but he looks really like one of my brothers in the photos. Well, my brother (at least last time I saw him, about a year ago) is a bit chubby compared but he's very similar in appearance otherwise.

    I have to admit, through only a recent and shallow interest in cycle racing, I had never seen or heard of Charly Gaul before.

    By Blogger 3Ply Stagliano, at 1:24 am, December 08, 2005  

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