[CR]Yesterday's Pic of the Day Coppi on the Galibier 1952 TdF

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From: "Aldo Ross" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:45:43 -0400
Subject: [CR]Yesterday's Pic of the Day Coppi on the Galibier 1952 TdF

Yesterday's Pic of the Day Coppi on the Galibier, 1952.

Quite a bit of atmosphere on the snowy slopes of the Galibier as Fausto Coppi climbs to victory in the 1952 TdF. Note the spare wheels sans tubulars in the back of Alfredo Binda's Alfa-Romeo 1900M follow car... this was still in the days when you could hand-up either a wheel, or a tire, but not both at the same time. The rider had to install his spare tubular on the new wheel, or take one off his old wheel. What on earth were they using for glue back then that was tacky enough to use during a fast descent!?
>From "Miroir Sprint" (I think) No.317, 7 July 1952.


Aldo Ross
Blue Ball, Ohio