Now that my good friend @johnsunde is 60 I figured it was time to have him immortalised like the legend he is. #capocycling
A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 37
1950 On the Stage from Toulon and Menton, the race swept past the Gulf of St Tropez. Sweltering in the heat, the sight of the inviting Med proved too much temptation and a few riders pulled over and dived into the sea.
Pretty soon half the peloton had joined in splashing around with free abandon.
The furious Tour Director, Goddet, said “Surely the cyclists should have been acquiring or reacquiring the rudiments of their strenuous profession, instead of indulging in these carnival antics.”
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