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Old 01-18-15, 10:22 AM
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Vintage professional racing photos thread

I'm always browsing the internet looking at old racing pics. I can look at them all day. Feel free to post some up.













Guess those would qualify as modern gravel bikes haha
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Look at those tree trunk legs





Cool seatpost.




What I would like to do to union protesters.

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Have a couple of non-bicycling friends who have family scrapbooks with racing and touring pictures from the 30's through the 50's. Cool pictures, but they don't want to share. Too bad, I bet there are tons collecting dust.
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Looks like you about covered it. heh..

neat pics.
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/681231...7627669287011/

The most popular thus far,

1939_Giro032 by iabisdb, on Flickr


My personal favorite,

SI3 by iabisdb, on Flickr
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Fausto Coppi







This is Fausto Coppi’s 1952 World Championship winning Bianchi Specialissima complete with insulated bottle covers, Campagnolo derailleurs, Ambrosio forged aluminium stem and Universal brakes. The frame was a huge advance on the bikes of the time…





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Fausto Coppi
While the internets like to claim your third picture is Fausto Coppi, it is not. It is Piet van Kempen.

Piet van Kempen sipping tea and reading the newspaper while riding a bicycle - Lomography
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But if you want Coppi casual on a pista, I like this one,

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Wow! That gaggle of coupes in the first bunch there is nice. In the next bunch that guy is getting chased by a Bugatti. ...... And Josephine Baker!!!!!!!!
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Charly Gaul on Mont-Ventoux, Tour de France 1958 stage 18

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Mont-Ventoux 1958



Anquetil and Poulidor 1964



Gustave Garrigou 1911



Antonin Magne 1934



Gaul on the Col d'Izoard 1956



Rene Privat 1959

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Great pics! A few of these are bound for the workbench wall
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Originally Posted by Lazyass


These two show the true meaning of decisive moment. Shame on these lazy schmucks with their top of the line D4s and Mark 1Dxses who shoot at machine *** speed and still fail to capture story. As a photographer myself (temporarily retired) I respect immense amount of attention photogs of the past paid to their jobs.

What happens at first picture? Is the bike veers to the left somehow or is it a bystander jumped in?

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What I would like to do to union protesters.

Haha, love that Hinault punch! There is also a video of the moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqMqCc1Qy7E

I don't have many photos to contribute to the thread, but think these will do the job.





Zootemelk and Merckx.



1973 Giro.



1972 Hour record.

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I've never seen an Olympia in racing till now and not how I wanted to see one.
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Alfonsina Strada (16 March 1891 – 13 September 1959) was an Italian cyclist, the only woman to have ridden one of cycling's three major stage races. She started in the Giro d'Italia in 1924 when the organizers mistook her for a man. Newspapers called her The Devil in a dress.

Her racing career included an Italian record which lasted 26 years. She died aged 69 as she propped up her motorcycle after riding to a bicycle race.









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