6 Days of Paris

There is a series of Cartier-Bresson photos taken at the 1957 Paris 6-Day. They are up to view at the Magnum website. The Meeting took place at the Velodrome D’Hiver and seems to be from the era when “6 Days” meant 6 full days and nights of racing. The Velodrome was destroyed by fire in 1959. It’s also notorious as being the site of the Vel D’Hiv Roundup.

2 thoughts on “6 Days of Paris

  1. Nick February 20, 2014 / 8:53 pm

    Thanks for these. I haven’t seen them before, as a cycling fan and photographer they are absolutely masterful.

    • traumfahrrad February 20, 2014 / 8:55 pm

      6 Days + Cartier Bresson = perfection

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