1954 Stella Bike Added

1954 Stella 040I have just added a 1954 (estimated) Stella Tour de France model bike to the website.  This is the production version of Louison Bobet’s 1953 and 1954 Tour de France winning bikes.  It is currently shown in its “as found” state with some later 1960ish Campagnolo parts fitted.  It will be brought back to original spec, or to Louison Bobet racing bike spec, over the next few months.  Louison Bobet was the first rider to win 3 consecutive Tours de France, the first two in 1953 and 1954 were on a Stella branded bike.  His third win was on a Louison Bobet branded bike in 1955 when he was contracted to Mercier with whom he also had a contract for them to manufacture bicycles under his name.

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