Cycling History

Le Tour de France: Rest Day 2

Today is the second rest day of this year’s Tour which seems like a good opportunity to take a break from writing and share some Tour photos with you instead. So in no particular order:

A spectator helps Jan Nolten to cool off during stage 14, 1953

A spectator helps Jan Nolten to cool off during stage 14, 1953

Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault on the Alpe d'Huez, 1986

Greg Lemond and Bernard Hinault on the Alpe d’Huez, 1986

The peloton crossing the bridge of Sisteron, 2014 © PA

The peloton crossing the bridge of Sisteron, 2014 © PA

Roger Lapebie leads a group of riders across the train tracks, 1937

Roger Lapebie leads a group of riders across the train tracks, 1937

Octavio Bottecchia leads through the streets of St-Cloud, 1925

Octavio Bottecchia leads through the streets of St-Cloud, 1925

Domestiques load up on beer, 1964

Domestiques load up on beer, 1964

Beer stop, 1921

Beer stop, 1921

Jan Ullrich leads Marco Pantani on the Col de Madeleine, 1998. © Marketa Navratilova/Cor Vos©1998

Navigating the floods in Liile, 1936.  AFP PHOTO

Navigating the floods in Liile, 1936. AFP PHOTO

An elderly inhabitant watches the cyclists pass through her village during the Belfort-Strasbourg stage, 1928

An elderly inhabitant watches the cyclists pass through her village during the Belfort-Strasbourg stage, 1928

Riders on the Col d'Aspet have a cow to circumnavigate on the way up, 1910

Riders on the Col d’Aspet have a cow to circumnavigate on the way up, 1910

Luis Herrera at the Berlin Wall, 1987

Luis Herrera at the Berlin Wall, 1987

Didi Seft doing what he does best, 2009

Didi Seft doing what he does best, 2009

A team mechanic lubricates Gino Sciardis' chain on the fly, 1949

A team mechanic lubricates Gino Sciardis’ chain on the fly, 1949

The feed zone, 1931

The feed zone, 1931

Riders stop at a fountain during stage 12, 1961

Riders stop at a fountain during stage 12, 1961

Bradley Wiggins descends the Col de Mente, 2012

Bradley Wiggins descends the Col de Mente, 2012

Luis Ocana, Eddy Merckx, and Raymond Poulidor on Mont Ventoux, 1972

Luis Ocana, Eddy Merckx, and Raymond Poulidor on Mont Ventoux, 1972

 

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One comment on “Le Tour de France: Rest Day 2

  1. roberthorvat
    July 21, 2015

    Beautiful images of the Tour. Some of them I haven’t seen. Beer stop is one of my favourites!

    Liked by 1 person

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