59 NORD. ROUBAIX. Action de F100. orange, black. #1600. No 664. Heavy fold at the bottom, with repaired tear. This must be the biggest discovery in the field of cycling shares since many years. It is an early share of the Roubaix Velodrome, the famous finish of the classic cycling race Paris-Roubaix, nicknamed The Hell of the North. The company was founded Dec. 1893 by Théodore Vienne and Maurice Perez, two Roubaix textile manufacturers. By June 1895, the construct of the velodrome was completed. The track became an immediate success and the two businessmen wanted to do more. Around Easter 1896, the first Paris-Roubaix race was organised, with the velodrome track serving as finish. 1910 saw a new wooden track, with 45-degree turns, and covered seating for 10,000 spectators. The track was destroyed in WW1 (probably used as firewood), but rebuild afterwards. Still today, the velodrome is known amongst cyclists around the world, as the finish of Paris-Roubaix. Only once before offered by us.
Date: 3 March 1899
Startprice: € 300