Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Smokin Joe, 17 Nov 2014.
Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
Fantastic Pics . Look at The calf/leg muscles on- no 12 ...
Wouldn't the rider in the last one be penalised for accepting outside help in fixing his bike?
He would have in the first Tours, but that rule changed eventually. This guy could have done with a hand -
Poulidor takes a tumble -
That ain't water.
I know one was penalised because he had the blacksmiths son operating the bellows on the forge for him. Whilst he fixed the bike.
How times change.
Love those pics!
The thing that struck me about the first picture was the loooong fork rake and the fact that, to my eye, the riders seem to have their saddles so low.
I have to say I approve of the lass in a bikini compared with the hairy-ar$ed loons in mankinis that the sport seems to attract these days!
The famous battle between Anquetil and Poulidor on the Puy de Dome in 1964 -
And in more recent days, Lemond / Hainult -
Tom Simpson, minutes from death on 13th July, stage 13 of the 1967 Tour.
That was great. No one would want to go back to those almost inhuman days, but the race had a character then it will never recapture.
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