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06 Aug 2017 18:27

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Victor Lenears, TdF, 1924
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06 Aug 2017 18:29

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Tour de France 1922. Gaston Degy (1890-1964)
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Re: Vintage Cycling Photographs

06 Aug 2017 18:31

....this ain't vintage but it is my fave....and the end of my attempt to paint the General part of the forum all blutto ( yeah I lost my mind for a few moments there )....nobody finishes like Oscar !....and he could be vintage as he has retired eh....

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06 Aug 2017 18:40

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Tour de France 1922 - Ottavio Bottecchia

Here's some interesting reading... http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2006/05/mysterious-death-of-ottavio-bottechia.html
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06 Aug 2017 18:47

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The Algerian Abdel-Kader Zaaf drank two bottles of wine during the 1950 Tour de France. He fell asleep under a tree. When he woke up he got on his bike again but proceeded to ride the wrong way on the course. :D
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06 Aug 2017 18:50

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1926: The epic battle started at 2 AM. Riders went out in a downpour and even had to dismount on Tourmalet because of all the mud. By 10 PM, only 30 riders had crossed the finish line, and 15 were still missing the next morning.
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06 Aug 2017 18:52

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1937: Gino “the Pious” Bartali on the Galibier pass. He went on to win the Tour in 1938, but is best known for helping partisans in Nazi-occupied Italy and ultimately saving the lives of 800 Jews.
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1947: The Tour de France resumed two years after the World War II. In the photo above, you can see the riders leaving the town of Caen. Damage to the buildings is still visible.
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1903: Tour de France winner Maurice Garin
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Alfonsina Morini at her cycling shop on Via Varesina in Milan. Morini is the only woman to have competed in the Giro d’Italia, she took part in the 1924 race.
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06 Aug 2017 19:06

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06 Aug 2017 19:10

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The first world championship cycling race in Berlin, 1889.
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Men ride penny-farthings down the steps of the United States capitol building, 1895.
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Photograph showing seven Frenchmen on a seven-seater bicycle. (1895)
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Men calling themselves the Stearns Sextuplets race a six-man bicycle against the Empire State Express, a steam locomotive pulling four cars. (1896)
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06 Aug 2017 19:15

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ca. 1881
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There were various forms of ‘pedamotive carriage’ or velocipede during the 19th century. It was an early form of bicycle which was propelled forward by the rider pedalling cranks fixed to the front wheel(s). Interest in velocipedes dropped after the introduction of the bicycle in the form we know it today, which was both cheaper and less cumbersome. (1850)
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06 Aug 2017 19:22

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Carlo Galetti at Paris-Roubaix 1913
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Tour de France, circa 1935 La Lanterne Rouge!
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Tour de France 1931.
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