Dave Martinez said I have referenced information from Gabe Konrads much missed publication, "On the Wheel". In issue no.7 p.10-13, is the informative story, A FRENCH CYCLETOURING LEGEND, By Raymond Henry. I think the same article is availible in CYCLE HISTORY #9, Van der Plas Publications. It is state that Alex Singer was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1905 and emigrated to France in 1923.
This corresponds with my information and probably from the same source. Also that his parents owned a hotel. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL