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  • Fabulous Old Cycling Photos

    Posted by Jonathan on August 19th, 2004 (All posts by )

    Enough about the election for a while. Here’s a neat site that’s packed with dramatic photos from European races of the 1930s through 1950s. In those days a lot of roads were unpaved and the riders worked for peanuts.

    It’s interesting to compare these ancient mountain images with more modern views (e.g., here and here) of similar areas.

     

    5 Responses to “Fabulous Old Cycling Photos”

    1. dick Says:

      Would love to see photos of Ezio Pinza when he was a cycling champ.

    2. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      You’re right. Those were great. I think I enjoyed the background as much as the subjects.

    3. j.scott barnard Says:

      So, is that his hair dye melting all over his face ala Death in Venice or does my monitor just suck that bad?–s

    4. Sylvain Galineau Says:

      Amazing. I must keep this link handy for the next guy who insists golf is a “real” sport…

    5. CeCe Says:

      Great photos! Thanks for the link.