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Death of André Dufraisse

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mzjo:
I should have passed this on a bit earlier. André Dufraisse, bon Limousin and world cyclo-cross champion five years running from 1954 to 1958, died the 22nd february. He was 94. He was less well-known than Raymond Poulidor and stayed very close to his limousin rootsj. I remember him being present as guest of honor at a local triathlon a few years back.

For those who understand french http://t.news.intrasipa.fr/r/?id=h21ee86e0,24cd5cd9,24cd635c&p1=2202048&p2=2202048    I am sorry to say I forgot to ask my MiL to keep me the relevant copy of Le Populaire; Cyril Guimard's obit would have been worth a read.

And for those who would like a bit of vintage limousin cyclo-cross  https://www.memoirefilmiquenouvelleaquitaine.fr/films/cyclo-cross-a-chatelus-le-marcheix

Cheers Jo

I did think this ought to me in the Racing section but then  ??? ???

LittleWheelsandBig:
HK and I met him at Poulidor’s 75th birthday party in 2011. Seemed like a nice, well-respected bloke, though we had to be educated about his history.

Tommyp27:
Sad loss.

Amazing what they did on bikes with centre or even sidepulls at the start of his era and before.

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