Museum of Cycle Racing
The bicycle mechanic dreams of a merger between his initiative and the cycling chapel, which by now is also overflowing with cycling jerseys. But this never happens. The necessary structural support from the local authorities does not materialise. Mr. and Mrs. Lachot take care of their project and the nearby chapel for 15 years. After some radical personal changes, Claude Lachot and his collection move to Lannemezan, some 30 kilometres from Bagnères-de-Bigorre at the foot of the Pyrenees. There, there is talk of a germinating prestigious cycling project. But also here there is no support from the government and the idea dies a quiet death. Claude's collection remains stored in his home.
Around 2015 he contacts KOERS. After visiting the museum and five years of negotiation, an agreement is reached. In February 2020 a KOERS delegation will travel to the South of France to collect the top collection. In addition to a series of unique historic racing bikes (Rodolfo Muller - Tour de France 1903/ Marius Auriaux - Paris-Roubaix 1914/ Jules Dubois - Tour de France 1920, etc.), the collection also includes a very fine quantity of objects about Luis Ocaña. In addition, his collection includes jerseys from Graeme Obree, Chris Boardman, Louison Bobet, Jeannie Longo, Fabiana Luperini, Raymond Poulidor, etc. KOERS is thus putting itself even more on the map as the global museum of cycling.