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Happy Birthday, Guillem Timoner

Guillem Timoner, six times Campeón del Mundo de medio fondo tras moto (Track Cycling World Champion, 1955, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964 and 1965) celebrates his 84th birthday today. Feliz Cumpleaños, Senyor Timoner.

Last Summer, I saw Senyor Timoner ride his bike at age 83 from the Santuari de Sant Salvador to the Església de Sant Miquel in Felanitx, a distance of some 6 kms. The man is fit as a fiddle.

The photo shows Guillem Timoner (left) in the Velódromo de Anoeta in Donostia (Basque for San Sebastián) September 12th, 1965, doing his lap of honour. This was the sixth and last of the World titles for the cyclist from Felanitx, Spain’s first ever cycling World Champion.

The photo was taken from the Internet, courtesy of paraisobalear.com.

Muchas gracias.

2 replies »

  1. What an honour for Felanitx to have such an illustrious son.
    Apart from that I always wonder at the change in mens’ dress style when I see photos of Mallorca from the 1960s. Men wore suits or jackets and ties even to sporting events in those days. There seemed to be little or no casual dress except at the beach. I do remember that as well.

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