Riders jostle to sign the "controle" in Epinal, midpoint of the fourth stage, from Metz to Belfort, during the 1935 Tour de France. A variety of tubular-wearing styles are visible: figure-8, twisted, knotted, double tubulars, etc.
Wearing spare tubulars around the shoulders helped speed tire changes, and made it easier to pass used tubulars to a moving team car, or receive new tubulars from the car or other riders.
>From "Le Miroir des Sports" No.833, 9 July 1935.
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