Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Beating the Heat TdeF %&


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2002

Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:53:10 +0100 (BST)
From: Michael Butler <pariscycles@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Beating the Heat TdeF %&
To: Aldo Ross <aldoross4@siscom.net>
In-Reply-To: <000801c5da1b$878dda80$791afbd1@Newhouse>
cc: CR Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>

Aldo, The 1957 was some Tour, Jacques Anquetil winning at his first attempt when everyone thought he was just a time trialler! Federico Bahamontes climbing off on Stage 10 on the road to Thonon-les-Baines very close to nervous exhaustion, Charly Gaul quitting after two days of racing, next year he won. The 57 Tour will always be remembered for Jacques stunning debut but it was also marred with tragedy when Alex Virot the famous race commentator was killed with his motorcycle rider Marcel Queheille, poor bugger he had never ever had an accident up until then. Most of these facts are in the Tour De France Official Centenial book a great read. Another excellent web site for riders Palmares is http://homepage.ntlworld.com/veloarchive/riders/v.htm Cheers Mick B. Hunts UK


--- Aldo Ross wrote:


> Pic of the Day
> 26th October, 2005
>
> Beating the Heat
>
> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album17/1957_Giuseppi_Pintarelli
>
> The 1957 Tour de France was another scorcher. Here
> Italian National Team
> rider Giuseppe Pintarelli partakes of a good
> drenching during stage 8,
> from Colmar to Besançon. From "Miroir-Sprint" No.578
> C, 5 July 1957.
>
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio