Friday, June 10, 2011

Fausto Coppi climbing the slopes of the Galibier during the 1952 Tour de France



The slopes of the Galiber are covered with snow as Fausto Coppi climbs to victory in the 1952 Tour de France.Note the spare wheels without any tires on them in the back of Alfredo Binda's Alfa-Romeo 1900M follow car. This was in the day 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 tire on the new wheel, or take one off his old wheel. What were they using for glue back then that was tacky enough to use during a fast descent.

2 comments:

  1. Hello Charlie,

    I have a question for you: where did you find this pic of Coppi? Can you tell me on which magazine was it at first published?

    I neet do reach the photograph or the family of the photograph.

    Thanks if you can help.

    You can reach me at tmagistrali@timocom.com

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  2. Hello Charlie,

    I have a question for you: where did you find this pic of Coppi? Can you tell me on which magazine was it at first published?

    I neet do reach the photograph or the family of the photograph.

    Thanks if you can help.

    You can reach me at tmagistrali@timocom.com

    ReplyDelete