[CR]Tour de France history

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Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2003 20:46:53 -0400
From: Mara & Steven Maasland <TheMaaslands@comcast.net>
To: Classic Rendezvous <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Tour de France history

If you want to read an absolutely wonderful history of the last 100 years of the Tour de France, complete with an incredible amount of vintage photos, I can highly recommend the June issue of the Italian Bicisport magazine. If I am not mistaken, many of the photos were supplied from the archives of Brett Horton. Even if you can't read a word of Italian, I believe you will get a real kick out of this issue. It is most definitley a keeper! I am not sure how to get a copy, but I do believe it can be found in a number of international press shops. I also remember seeing it in the past at Copp's in Princeton. Worth the search in my opinion.

Did you know that one rider, after breaking his bike, rode 100 km on an open woman's frame to maintain the yellow jersey? Just one of the tidbits to be found in the issue. It is also nice to see how the history is related in a non-anglosaxon viewpoint.

Steven Maasland
Moorestown, NJ