Fonderie Roger Vintage Model Racing Cyclist – Tour de France
The Yellow Jersey or Maillot Jaune for the overall leader and eventual winner; The Polka Dot Jersey or Pois Rouge for the overall leader and eventual winner of the King of the Mountains. The Green Jersey or Maillot Vert for the overall leader and eventual winner of the best sprinter. The White Jersey or Maillot Blanc for the overall leader and eventual winner or the best young rider under 25 years old. Purchase them individually or as a complete set, each in a vintage Fonderie Roger display box.
Manufacturer – Fonderie Roger
Size – 51mm x 15mm x 50mm
Colours – Tour de France Winners Jerseys – Painted by hand (Yellow. Polka Dot. Green. White.)
Material – Zamak (Zinc)
Presentation Box – Vintage Fonderie Roger display Box
Special Features – Specially painted for CycleMiles
The Roger Foundry or in French, “Fonderie Roger” first manufactured their ‘Miniatures’ model racing cyclist figurines in the 1950’s. Back then it was Henri Roger’s Foundry. In the 1960’s the foundry, which makes lots of zinc castings, passed to his son Henri Roger, and then to Jean-Luc Roger and who runs it today.
The manufacture of the Fonderie Roger Miniature Racing Cyclists have been ebbed and flowed over the past 65 years. At one time the models were painted by French prisoners, but they didn’t take enough care over the painting and that was short lived.
Today, they are made and finished in the Roger Foundry in small quantities. Supplies frequently run out during the year. So if you fancy one, don’t hang around, you won’t regret it. They are wonderful.