Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thorvald Kristian Ellegaard

Thorvald Kristian Ellegaard (born Kristensen)(March,7 1877 - July,27 1954) was a leading Danish track racing cyclist in the 1900s and 1910s. 

He won the world professional sprint title 6 times, 3 European titles, and 24 Danish titles. His cycling career lasted 32 years. His nickname was "the star of the North".
His real name was Thorvald Christian Christiansen. The name 'Ellegaard' ('tree growery' in Danish) came from the name of his birthplace, a farmhouse near Odense.
Card out a large series of postcards of cyclists, published in France by E. Beauvais, Argenteuil (near Paris). Reprints of previously published postcards.
I estimate published somewhere in the 1930s.

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