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Re: RIP/ memorial announcements
« Reply #60 on: November 28, 2018, 23:45 »
Bernard Gauthier, known in the 1950's as Mister Bordeaux-Paris, four time winner of the Derby. The only French rider to twice podium the Tour of Flanders which he also finished 4th in the very famous 1955 edition when he was in the 4-man break with no other than Louison Bobet, Hugo Koblet and Rik Van Steenbergen, as teammate to the former one at Mercier, who won the race. Bernard Gauthier was a florist after his career, in Grenoble where he passed away at age 94.  :( In 2005 he still rode the "Échappée belle" cyclotourist ride in honour of Raymond Poulidor in the Limousin at age 80/81. He was actually the one to convince Antonin Magne to recruit Poulidor at Mercier.



Gaston Plaud was the charismatic Peugeot team director between 1958 and 1974 with Tom Simpson among others. He was aged 98. You could see him in the Belga Sport show about Tom Simpson.

Edit: and Lukasz Kwiatkowski, former track rider and Michal's brother, died of leukemia at age 36.  :(
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