Automoto (cycling team)

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Automoto
Joseph Van Damn, Omer Huyse, Tour de France 1926 btv1b9025672z.jpg
Team information
Founded 1910 (1910)
Disbanded 1952
Discipline Road
Bicycles Automoto
Team name history
1910
1911
1912
1913–1914
1920
1922
1923
1924
1925–1926
1927–1929
1934
1949–1951
1952
Automoto
Automoto–Persan
Automoto
Automoto–Continental
Automoto
Automoto–Wolber–Russell Cycles
Automoto–Hutchinson
Automoto
Automoto–Hutchinson
Automoto
Automoto–Hutchinson
Automoto–Dunlop
Automoto

Automoto was a French professional cycling team that existed from 1910 to 1952.[1] Its main sponsor was French bicycle and motorcycle manufacturer Automoto.[2] The Automoto cycling team rose to its fullest prominence in the peloton after World War One. Its riders dominated professional cycling's premier event, the Tour de France, from 1923-1926 with a series of convincing victories captained by riders with international appeal like Henri Pellisier (France), Ottavio Bottecchia (Italy) and Lucien Buysse (Belgium).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Accès équipes Automoto" (in French). Mémoire du cyclisme. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ "A directory of pro cycling team sponsors, old and new". BikeRaceInfo. McGann Publishing. Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Cycles Automoto: Setting the Standard". Ebykr. Retrieved 11 February 2018.

External links[edit]

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