"where we saw that great rider Ganay fall and heard his skull crumple"

French cyclist Gustave Ganay, born in 1892 in Marseille, was middle distance champion in the National Stayers Championships in 1926. He was killed at the height of his cycling career when he took a fall at the Parc des Princes in August of the same year. One of the grandstands in the stadium that replaced the old Velodrome is named in his honour.