Charly Gaul, ‘The Angel of the Mountians’, is the winner of the Tour de France in 1958. The Grosslockner marks the beginning of his career. He won the stage with the climb Grosslockner during the Tour of Austria setting a stage record at the age of 17. It was his first race outside Luxembourg, his first big mountain to climb and also his first big victory.
At that moment he was still an amateur with the capability to make 65 pedal strokes per minute, while Federico Bahamontes and Louison Bobet only turned 50 to 55.