1/43rd Diecast Tour de France Cyclists
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. The graphic on the right shows which teams
rode from 1964 to 1979. Click
on it for a larger version in a new window.
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
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 (see bottom photos)
... 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 ...
forum topic >>>
some other riders here >>>
Below are some great shots of the real riders (credit to the original
photographers - most have been lifted off various Facebook &
Forum posts where the original photographer records have long since
passed into the ether ... any credits you are aware of I'd happily
Jacques Anquetil; Eddy Merckx and Felice Gimondi.
Here are the shots of the original display.