written May 1965
When a throng of cyclists from all corners of
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Velocio with his unique chains shown close up.
Three cover of 'Le Cycliste' Cyclotourisme magazine founded by Velocio.
An unknown cyclist poses near the memorial to Velocio at the summit of the Col de la Republique (Col du Grand Bois).
La Flèche Velocio
The Flèche Vélocio, started in 1947 in homage to Paul de Vivie a pioneering touring cyclist and campaigner for derailleur gears. Teams of three to five leave the cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris to ride to wherever in Provence the traditional Easter gathering, Pâques en Provence, is taking place. It involves riding at least 360km in 24 hours. Just one team took part in 1947: Paulette Gallet, Jean Dejeans, Charles Portuault and Alfred Gadeceau, who rode 461km to Grignon.