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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,654

    No, it's a different photo to the first one :D

    An incidentally, not one I've seen before, so thanks for posting it!
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  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,250
    As this thread is back, I would suggest that this recent photo (or variations of it) will become a classic (Credt Alberto Ferrari)

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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,774
    Not sure about Phil's RideLondon pose.
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  • The entertainer in his greasepaint

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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
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  • ContrelaMontreContrelaMontre Posts: 3,027
    FocusZing wrote:
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    Fiorenzo Magni...
    His first Giro d'Italia victory, in 1948, was controversial, coming after Coppi withdrew in protest at the way the fans were pushing Magni up the climbs. So too was his forced withdrawal from the Tour de France in 1950, when he was leading the race until the two Italian teams pulled out en masse, again in protest at the behaviour of fans, this time their assaults on Bartali. His 1951 and 1955 Giro d'Italia wins were more straightforward, but the true drama came in 1956, when he finished second in the race after breaking his collarbone midway through. Pictures show him in a time trial late in the race biting on a piece of inner-tube tied to his handlebars to help him keep in control. Close to the end of the race, he crashed again, breaking his humerus. He considered finishing the race with the two fractures his greatest win.

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  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
    ^Cheers.

    Cracking middle shot of Hinault, Garry.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,380
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,782
    FocusZing wrote:
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    Funny in that moment just before impact evrybody seems to age about 30 years....
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Unequivocally NOT the greatest photo of all time but of historical note. The first non-TT stage of TdF where disc brakes have been allowed won on a disc bike.

    A big FU to disc-haters and, as he's also riding Di2, those people who think bike progress should have stopped last century :wink:

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  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    He's Kittel though - he'd have won whatever brakes he had or didn't have.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Fenix wrote:
    He's Kittel though - he'd have won whatever brakes he had or didn't have.

    The point is, despite what all the naysayers have claimed ("heavy, non-aero, not as good etc etc"), they didn't stop him winning and, given the conditions and crash, who knows: they might have helped him...
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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,993
    FocusZing wrote:
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    Back to this one. It really is one of the best shots I've ever seen. It just keeps drawing the eye, so many details.
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

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  • Lanterne_RogueLanterne_Rogue Posts: 3,229

    Back to this one. It really is one of the best shots I've ever seen. It just keeps drawing the eye, so many details.

    I think the 'great' cycling photos capture an element of the sport in a single, easily absorbed image. They're not necessarily simple images and often have a wealth of detail, but they distil a whole narrative into a single frame. The picture of Poulidor and Anquetil on Puy de Dome is iconic because it captures the whole premise of the great Tour battles - two riders shoulder to shoulder with the media looking on.

    For similar reasons I suspect this will become seen as the definitive 'crash' photo - and it certainly doesn't hurt that this is basically the Raft of the Medusa reenacted on bikes:

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  • No_Ta_DoctorNo_Ta_Doctor Posts: 10,993
    Others have also drawn similarities with this:
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    Perhaps someone can photoshop a pint into Geraint's hand?
    “Road racing was over and the UCI had banned my riding positions on the track, so it was like ‘Jings, crivvens, help ma Boab, what do I do now? I know, I’ll go away and be depressed for 10 years’.”

    @DrHeadgear

    The Vikings are coming!
  • term1teterm1te Posts: 1,462
    FocusZing wrote:
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    I love the irony in the fact that the adverts in the background are for Bostik, the Tour's official adhesives partner. According to their website, the adhesive they specially developed for the Tour, provides improved hold throughout the race.
  • Love this thread.

    The overwhelming sense I get from it is just what hard bastards pro cyclists were/are :D
  • meursaultmeursault Posts: 1,433
    Love this thread.

    The overwhelming sense I get from it is just what hard bastards pro cyclists were/are :D

    Agreed, maybe only boxing tougher?
    Superstition sets the whole world in flames; philosophy quenches them.

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,250
    meursault wrote:
    Love this thread.

    The overwhelming sense I get from it is just what hard bastards pro cyclists were/are :D

    Agreed, maybe only boxing tougher?
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  • meursault wrote:
    Love this thread.

    The overwhelming sense I get from it is just what hard bastards pro cyclists were/are :D

    Agreed, maybe only boxing tougher?
    They don't box for three weeks though :D
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 16,661
    Nice interview with Chris Auld on ITV4 last night. It's his first time at the Tour, and he was at that corner because it was about the last place he could have stopped before having to leave the course and go to the finish. What a result.
  • CrampeurCrampeur Posts: 1,065

    For similar reasons I suspect this will become seen as the definitive 'crash' photo - and it certainly doesn't hurt that this is basically the Raft of the Medusa reenacted on bikes:

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    Nicked off the internetz, but genius nevertheless.
  • dolan_driverdolan_driver Posts: 827
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    "Stitch this, you cu.......!" is possibly the thought going through Bernard's mind at this very moment.

    And you just know he has a move planned to deal with that cowardly so-and-so trying to sneak up behind him!

    Ah, the good old days.

    DD.
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