Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Benoît Fauré on the Tourmalet

Stage 9, 1930 Tour de France, from Pau to Luchon. Benoît Fauré en danseuse on the rugged road to the top of the Tourmalet. The petite climber Fauré, one of the "touristes routiers" in that year's Tour, was first to the top of the Aubisque and Tourmalet climbs, and finished the stage in Luchon in 5th place (1st tour.-rout.), 8'12" behind stage winner Alfredo Binda.

Note the single bottle and cage, unusual for the time, and angled with the top to the rear (I couldn't find a single picture showing another rider using a single cage on that stage).

From "Le Miroir des Sports" No.548, 12 July 1930.

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1 comment:

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Man, it's the road surface that gets me. Men were hard then.