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1956: # 801 - Jacques AUDIBERTI, Nice - France

 

 

 



Back of 1956 pin

The 1956 and 1961 pins come courtesy of Alain Collongues.
There's a story behind the pins and the rider who earned them. The following is part of an e mail message from Alain:

I have found on e-Bay two very interesting PBP medals that were sold by auction by a man living in the city of Nice. According to the times which are engraved there is no doubt. These are the medals of a very famous French rider named Jacques AUDIBERTI, who also lived in the city of Nice. The first one is the medal from 1956 (64:25) and the second one is the medal of 1961 (62:03). Jacques AUDIBERTI was born in 4 July 1905 and died in 16 August 1969. He had ridden all that was possible to ride - Tour de France (2 times), Flèche Vélocio (many times), Paris-Brest-Paris (5 times), all the Diagonales... and many others. He was a very modest man, but a super randonneur. He was killed on the road, during a night as he was cycling, by the driver of a van who said he had not seen his red-light. [Alain Collongues, August 2009]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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