Description of Zéfal Christophe Toe-Straps 515XL Pedal Straps
Pedal straps made of technopolymer resin. Length: 440mm.
Eugene Christophe was a French cyclist born on the 22nd of January 1885 in Paris. Nicknamed "Le Vieux Gaulois" ("the old Gaul"), he won the Milan-San Remo in 1910 with a lead of several hours, finishing the race half frozen after riding in 30cm of snow. His fame increased in the 1913 Tour de France. While leading the race he was hit by a car at the top of the "col du Tourmalet", the impact snapping his fork. After walking for 9 miles, he found a blacksmith and repaired his fork himself in order to resume the race. In 1919 he became the first racer ever
to wear the yellow jersey. He is also viewed as the inventor of the toe clip. In 1925, he sold his invention to the company Poutrait-Morin now known as Zéfal Eugène Christophe was a Director of Poutrait-Morin until his death in 1970. His mode of transport when attending board meetings, in Aubervilliers (near Paris), was always his bicycle. Since then Zéfal has never stopped selling these legendary clips and straps.
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