THE 1968 FRENCH TOUR - PRE BRADLEY WIGGINS.
1968 (!) and the unforgettably great FAUSTO COPPI never saw my arse for dust. Not even while viewing the PARIS left bank summer SORBONNE students pavement graffitti. The KENTISH WHEELERS CYCLING CLUB? Fausto had probably never even heard of them. Shame that because they were very very far from the lowest of the low among the cycling fraternity.
'Course in PARIS itself the 1968 TOUR DE FRANCE had to overcome the occasional well togged up rather aggressive "CRS" hold-up - especially near the SORBONNE and ODEON.
Some contrary folk have commented that the above photographic records look a decade or so earlier than 1968. They could well be right on that specific point!! In my approaching senility who am I to argue. Perish the thought. Would be lovely to have those really enjoyable exhilarating times again.