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This photo is
from page 11 of J.B. Wadley's 1972 collection Old Roads and
New, in the chapter on cycling journalist Rene de Latour.
Latour was a friend of, and frequently translator for Oppy. There
is no photo credit for this image and no source indicated. The
caption below is Wadley's:
"Three years later [after Oppy's 1st
major road race in Europe - Paris-Brussels, he placed 3rd] and
now an established and popular star after couragous rides in
the Tour de France, "Oppy" breaks away in the closing
stages of the decennial Paris-Brest-Paris 750 miles marathon.
He will be caught by a small group but [is] still strong enough
to out sprint them on the final straight of the Velodrome Buffalo."
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Story - PBP 1931