Ferdi Kubler, 24 July 1919 - 29 December 2016

Ferdinand Kubler held multiple Swiss national titles in a professional career that spanned more than twenty years. Amongst many other victories, he was Tour de France winner in 1950 and World Road Champion in 1951. He won Liege-Bastogne-Liege and La Fleche Wallonne in 1951 and repeated that double in 1952. He also took third place in the Giro in both years. In 1953 he won Bordeaux-Paris.

He died yesterday at the age of 97.