Friday, June 10, 2011

1948 Tour of Switzerland

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Not much room for riders, spectators, officials, and follow-vehicles at the crest of the Sustenpasse, stage 4, 1948 Tour of Switzerland. The rider in the foreground left is unwrapping his jacket for the descent. It was on this same stage that Belgian racer Richard Depoorter, descending  at high speed, missed the entrance to a tunnel and struck the stone wall, killing him instantly.

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