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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:50 am 
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In 1947 the 'Miroir des Sports' covered the 1st Cylco Cross Worlds. I recieved this article from the same person who also created the website with the TdF issues of the Miroir, going back to early 30s (view this topic).

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Thanks for this Mel, very interesting. They must have been hard in those days. Short sleeve jerseys etc. in that snow. And the tyres don't look very 'knobbly' either! No wonder they're running up that singletrack. Basically their normal road bikes with side-pull brakes etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:15 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Thanks for this Mel, very interesting. They must have been hard in those days. Short sleeve jerseys etc. in that snow. And the tyres don't look very 'knobbly' either! No wonder they're running up that singletrack. Basically their normal road bikes with side-pull brakes etc.


Yup, us 'cross riders are spoiled a bit these days - canti brakes, knobblies, ATAC pedals, etc., all of which make the job a damn sight easier. Don't think I'd fancy using a road bike with ordinary brakes!

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Allez Robic!

Look at that - they reversed the photo on the front page!

Strictly speaking this wasn't the World Championships, but the Critérium International. The Worlds were held for the first time in 1950.


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[quote="one-eyed_jim"]

Look at that - they reversed the photo on the front page!

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Hadn't noticed that, good shout!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:07 am 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Strictly speaking this wasn't the World Championships, but the Critérium International. The Worlds were held for the first time in 1950.


I'd forgotten that yesterday, but you're bang on. And Robic was the winner of that inaugural Worlds (along with Rolf Wolfshohl I think he's one of only two riders so far to win both a Grand Tour and a CX rainbow jersey).

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