Ferdi Kübler: Platzregen

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Marc Locatelli’s illustrated tale of how a chance meeting on the road with Tour champion Ferdi Kubler helped a young Swiss cyclist on the road to success

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18/7/1949 Tour de France 1949.
Stage 16 - Cannes to Briancon.
Ferdi Kubler climbs the Col du Vars.
Photo: Offside / L'Equipe.

Ferdinand “Ferdi” Kübler, 97, won the 1950 Tour de France.

 

His victory was followed by the World Championship title the following year.  A fast finish helped him rack up over 400 career wins, making him a national hero in his native Switzerland.

 

This is a true story, published in issue 29 of Rouleur. Platzregen is the German for “downpour.” See more of Marc Locatelli’s work here.

 

 

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