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I came across these for sale from a chap who was dismantling his exhibition based on the 1973 Tour. I wish I had brought the whole thing to keep it together but I suspect that would have been very expensive …

These are 1/43rd scale diecast cyclists made in France in the 60s and 70s and depict the famous Tour teams and riders from the late 60s to the late 70s.

I started of by buying 5 via eBay and then got a bit carried away and bought a few more; to me they are a great record of the various jersey designs.

Below are some images of the riders I have bought; below that are some images of the original exhibition done by Chris Bayless who took those photos. The display takes a bit of license as required to make the riders and vehicles period correct but I think you will agree he did an excellent job of his exhibit.

These were made by Editions Atlas S.A.S. 1186 rue de Cocherel, F-27091 Cedex 9, France who I believe also trade as NoRev or have sold the rights/dies to NoRev?? I’m not sure …

Note: I initially mounted these on oak bases … I didn’t really like that so I remounted them on natural slate; I think it looks far better … oh, and I weakened and bought a few more of Chris …

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