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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Wonderful stuff.

Here's a little video to accompany the 1952 edition:

http://www.ina.fr/sport/cyclisme/video/ ... ez.fr.html

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Départ de Lausanne pour la 10e étape. L'arrivée se juge aujourd'hui
à l'Alpe d'Huez à 1800m.

A Vallorbe, Bartali chute lentement avec Diederich. Les domestiques de la
squadra se précipitent et le relèvent. Bartali souffre, mais il se remontera
en selle et repartira.

Pendant ce temps, une attaque française se déclenche. En tête, Robic
démarre. Il lâche le peloton, mais Fausto Coppi part à sa poursuite, le
rejoint, le bat irresistiblement. Coppi est seul, et termine premier à
l'Alpe d'Huez où il prend pour la première fois le maillot jaune.

Journée de repos. Robic semble penser que la voiture est le meilleur
délacement pour le coureur cycliste. Près du lac Noir, Coppi médite sur sa
victoire de la veille, et sans doute, sur celle du lendemain.


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Now up tp 1955, with GB team. Brian Robinson 29th, Tony Hoar last, great performance.
When I rode an early season event the following year with the Hercules team and others who were in the GB team, a bunch of about 60 went faster than I knew about. For 50 miles I never saw further than the back wheel in front, and these men were literally decimated in the Tour.
I think I saw Dave Bedwell in one of the early pictures.


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1980 up now

A triumph for Zoetemelk this year

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