In Memoriam – Francisco Cepeda

Francisco Cepeda

Died – Stage 8 Tour de France – 12.07.1935

Francisco Cepeda

The first rider to die whilst racing a Tour stage, Cepeda crashed descending the Col du Galibier on Stage 8 from Grenoble to Gap, plunging off a ravine and fracturing his skull.. Reports vary as to whether he died on the way to hospital or a couple of days later.  

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