A Brief History of the Marque
Like André Leducq, the four Lapébie riders and Louison Bobet, Antonin Magne was a famous cyclist. His name was strongly associated with bicycles, and during the 1950s Mercier marketed Ydral-powered motorcycles and Himo, VAP and possibly Wilmer-powered BMAs under the names A. Magne and Antonin Magne.
Magne was director of the sports at Mercier from 1951 to 1958.
Sources: Club Ydral