18th July 1949.
Tour De France. Stage 16 - Cannes to Briançon.
Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali. Coppi gave Bartali the stage, to honour his 35th birthday.
11th July 1961.
Tour de France. Stage 17 - Luchon to Pau.
Jacques Anquetil leads the field up the mountain.
24th July 1956.
Tour de France. Stage 18 - Turin to Grenoble.
The peloton strung out as it winds its way up the Croix de Fer.
18th July 1955.
Tour de France. Stage 11 - Marseille to Avignon.
Louison Bobet on Mont Ventoux, with Peugeot Directeur Sportif Marcel Bidot.
19th July 1977.
Tour de France. Stage 17 - Chamonix to Alpe D’Huez.
Eddy Merckx is helped away at the finish, after struggling on the climb up Alpe D’Huez.
Some cool prints in a series entitled Le Pois Rouges that cycling obsessed UK artist James Saffron created to coincide with the tour.
I’ve been enjoying a bit of the Tour de France, but I caught a segment last night that was commentated by some weird Australian 20-something turkey and it really sucked, had to mute it. They may as well cancel the whole thing if Phil Liggett’s not on the mic full time, here’s a few of his highlights and outtakes from over the years.