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Statue of Cyclist Albert Champion Unveil in Flint, Michiga August 16, 2015 09:11

It honors marvel Champion’s contributions to the automotive industry. Albert Champion deserves the life-sized bronze statue for several reasons.

"He won the fourth running of Paris-Roubaix in 1899 despite having never raced on the road (he was a track star) and crashing seven times. (Even cooler, he paced behind a motorized tricycle, which was allowed back then.) Champion also once bounced back from a gruesome car crash that shortened one of his legs to win the French 100-kilometer motorpaced track championships."

 

Champion has very interesting story.

"He was w born near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on April 4, 1878, Champion rose from bicycle courier to star professional track cyclist at 18 years old. He stood 5-foot-7, which was ideal for paced racing — behind tandems, triplets, and ultimately motorcycles."

You can read full story at Albert Champion: The little marvel 

Source: velonews