Federico Bahamontes "the Eagle of Toledo" RIP

hommelbier
hommelbier Posts: 1,555
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/aug/08/federico-bahamontes-first-spanish-tour-de-france-winner-dies-aged-95
Sad to see the passing of a rider I remember from my youth - Winner of the 1959 tour and multiple winner of the polka dot jersey.

Comments

  • andyp
    andyp Posts: 10,210
    A pedant would note that the polka dot jersey wasn't introduced until 1975.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 41,446
    It was mentioned earlier on the Worlds coverage. I have to admit I was surprised he was still around. Before my time and I suspect that of most on here but was obviously one of the great climbers of all time.
  • mididoctors
    mididoctors Posts: 17,654
    He was at the tour iirc
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm