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'Le Miroir des Sports', 1933 onwards now online

Old 02-16-11, 07:11 AM
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I am sorry to say that those years 1970-1975 I have nothing yet.
At least not to the extent as what I have scanned untill now.
The year 1959 I have still to finish and next I have 1960 a little bit.
The last magazine is the 1980 Miroir du Tour when Joop Zoetemelk won and Team TI Raleigh with Peter Post as Teammanager did very well.
I see you live in Ontario so the french language is less a problem for you? Quebec is not too far!
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Originally Posted by odyseus3
Meanwhile online are 1933-1935-1936-1937-1938-1939-1947-1949-1950-1952-1953-1954-1955-1956-1957-1958-1959.
They are now organised in groups of maximum 5 years to allow easier access.

To enlarge click at image and for the best result download the picture in order to enlarge it further.
Files are about 500kB and this way all text is readable well!

https://www.cyclingpassions.eu/
incredible job - merci beaucoups!

Some time ago I bought a couple of early 60s issues of "le miroir du cyclisme" and "le miroir des sports" on ebay.fr.
Never dreamt of finding complete volumes in the internet so I'm very keen on your project.
Looking forward very much to the sixties volumes!

Again: merci, thanks a lot - also in advance!
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Hello everybody!
Since my previous post I added 1960 en 1980.
For the time being the job is done! 1831 pages are scanned.

To enlarge click at the picture and after it has appeared on your screen you can enlarge it once more by one click.

In case someone has a missing magazine, I will be happy to add it at my site to complete the collection further
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I came across these pages about a week ago, and I was stunned. What a gift! Thanks so much! I spent hours gleaning stuff that opened up a new world from out an old one.
Interesting how in the early days they wore them silly riding goggles, by the 40s that seemed to die out ....
Well, if you will please allow me ... such seemingly trivial things are what is so intriguing about such an archive. Materials and techniques for producing wrap-around glasses were not a common thing, if they existed at all. I remember when I had a pair of wrap-around Ray-Bans in a prescription in 1965 — a nearly new thing. And they were untempered glass.

Today we take modern textiles and other materials for granted. We forget or overlook the details that made up "kit" decades ago. Shoes were made of leather instead of polycarbon material. My grandfather always talked about how tire technology had advanced so hugely. The riders of another era rode on extremely punishing roads, often without support. They stopped and fed themselves in village bars and kitchens along the way and repaired their own bikes. I guess my point is that some things may appear weird, but given the times, these people were on the edge of what was available for events that were astonishing feats of adventure and daring.

When George Mallory and Andrew Irvine vanished very close to the summit of Everest in 1924, they were wearing tweed jackets and trousers, canvas anoraks and leather boots with chunky cleats nailed into them. Today, this rig seems amateurish and eccentric, but these were the ascendent mountaineers of their time — and possibly the first to summit Everest. Quite frankly, these early sportsmen/sportswomen (racers, climbers and others) seem to have been super humans. And when I read the ETA figures of some cyclists, I was astounded at how fast they were — sometimes in the most horrible weather conditions.

If history has taught me anything, I have to say that if something comes to us as looking silly or weird, there was probably a very good reason for it. On the other hand ... I still don't get cod-pieces ...
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This is simply astonishing. I have lavished hours and hours looking over the pages you've scanned and posted, downloaded more than a few to look at bike and kit details more fully and at my leisure. Thank you so much for having pulled this together - I can't begin to imagine how much time you've put into this effort... and what a terrific resource!
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Tour de France History

Hello again after a long time. (The end of 2011 when I started my BLOG)
At Cycling Passions I have now available old magazines about the Tour de France scanned.
It starts with 1922, ends at 1981 but new magazines are added regularly.
Almost 17.000 pages available.
The WEBsite: www.cyclingpassions.eu

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Bookmarked! This is fantastic stuff, thank you for taking the time to scan and upload all of it, @odyseus3!
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The title of the thread is outdated.
HOW can I edit it? Into "Tour de France History, since 1922"
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But I talk about Cycling and VINTAGE BICYCLES! You'll find them in the magazines about the Tour de France
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