Historic Overview Joseph Mauclair
Joseph Mauclair (Clichy, 9 March 1906 — Créteil, 5 February 1990) was a French professional road bicycle racer from 1927 to 1938, who won the 17th stage in the 1928 Tour de France. In 1930 traveled to Australia with Jean Bidot to compete in two stage races, the Sydney to Melbourne covering 700 miles (1,100 km) and the Tour of Tasmania covering 303 miles (488 km). Mauclair won stage 2 of the Sydney to Melbourne and won the general classification ahead of Hubert Opperman and Bidot. He won the first stage of the Tour of Tasmanaia and finished 2nd in the general classification behind Opperman with Bidot finishing 3rd.