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Cycling: the World Cup, a resplendent centenary


In the Mondial's guestbook, since 1921, collectors, triple winners such as the Italian Alfredo Binda, the Belgian Rik Van Steenbergen, or the Slovakian Peter Sagan shine.

The world championship invites itself into the calendar like a parenthesis.

An infernal merry-go-round.

A fabulous lottery.

The race of all desires diffuses, according to the circuits and the editions, rare fragrances since its premiere in 1921 (professionals will not be invited until 1927).

It is always a question of passion, sometimes of betrayal.

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The rainbow, a myth, a dream.

A nightmare sometimes.

In 1948, Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, the sacred monsters at the height of their rivalry, prefer to scuttle themselves rather than serve the interests of their rival.

That year, the title rewards Belgian Briek Schotte, “the man of iron”.

In 1966, Jacques Anquetil and Raymond Poulidor climbed on the podium, second and third behind the German Rudi Altig.

During the race that day, one plus one never made two.

In 1963, in Ronse in Belgium, Rik Van Looy was the star of the local selection.

The race pattern and the role of each are, in the selection of overseas Quiévrain, perfectly

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Source: lefigaro

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