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The ‘toughest bike race ever’: When Eugène Christophe braved blizzards at Milan-San Remo

Season 3, Ep. 3

We’re winding the clock back a bit further this week to 1910 and a spectacle we will never again see in cycling.


Before he became the first man in history to wear the Tour's Yellow Jersey, Eugène Christophe battled mountains of snow, freezing temperatures and even wore the wrong trousers to take victory after more than 12 chilling hours at La Classicissima.


Felix Lowe remembers the uniquely extreme 1910 race that was branded "probably the toughest bike race ever".


Re-Cycle is narrated by Graham Willgoss and produced by Pete Burton. This episode was edited by Ola Fisayo.



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