Re: [CR] Pic of the Day (annex) Bartali at the 1948 Tour de France

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Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 16:40:42 -0700
From: Fred Rednor <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Pic of the Day (annex) Bartali at the 1948 Tour de France

Aldo, I couldn't help but notice the juxtaposition of the last 2 entries in your blog; i.e. the entry on Gino Bartali, and the photo of the Vel D'Hiv being used as a staging area for the deportation of Paris' Jewish population during WW2.

I mention this because one reason I'm a great admirer of Bartali is the assistance he gave to the Italian anti-Fascist resistance during that era.

Best regards Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

> might be down, but I
> don't want to miss this
> opportunity to post a Pic of the Day, so here's one from
> my
> blog:
> Pic of the Day
> 17 July, 2009
> Gino Bartali at the 1948 Tour de France
> July 17th, 1948 was a rest day for the Tour de France.
> Gino
> Bartali had just won two consecutive mountain stages and
> taken the maillot jaune from Louison Bobet. Bartali broke
> away on stage 13, from Cannes to Briançon, beating 2nd
> place Briek Schotte by 6'18". On stage 14, from Briançon
> to Aix-les-Baines, Bartali broke away again, finishing
> alone
> 5'53 ahead of Stan Ockers. And the day after the rest day,
> on stage 15 from Aix-les-Baines to Lausanne, Bartali would
> again finish alone, 1'47" ahead of Briek Schotte. Three
> mountain stages and three solo wins had moved Bartali from
> 2nd place on the G.C., 1'06" behind Louison Bobet, to the
> yellow jersey, 13'47" ahead of Bobet. On stage 16 Bobet
> lost
> an additional 21'20" to Bartali, who now lead 2nd-placed
> Schotte by 32' 20".
> Note the cambio corsa shifter, single chainring, low
> saddle/large framesize, different color of headtube (is
> this
> the green and red bike?), rear-facing thorn catchers, and
> 8-panel cycling cap with small bill.
> >From But et Club, July ??? 1948.
> Click on pic for much larger image.
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio, USA