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  • jam1ejam1e Posts: 1,060
    wiggins-froome_2281868b.jpg

    Probably not many will agree but it definitely encapsulates TDF 2012.
  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Oh and I also love this from 1985...I reckon you have to be a cyclist/fan to get this, so possibly not the greatest though, but it also tells a great story. I first saw this in 2003, at the Tour's centenary exposition at the Hotel de Ville in Paris.
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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,463
    jam1e wrote:
    Probably not many will agree but it definitely encapsulates TDF 2012.
    No, that's a good photo - definitely evocative - which is half the battle. (Although I'm not in the camp that thinks Froome could have won)

    Similarly - this photo - which had to have been set up and actually probably photoshopped - is non the less, brilliant.

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  • phreakphreak Posts: 2,465
    This thread just goes to show what a wonderful sport this is.
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    Booner69 wrote:
    RonB wrote:
    Poulidor vs Anquetil in 1964.

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    Sorry, but to me...but there's nothing quite like this.
    If a pic ever told a story this is it...drama, rivalry, determination, balance, poise, grace......ace!
    ....and Anquetil is one of my heroes, so I am unashamedly biased :lol:


    Yep....No1 for me.

    The rivalry so bitter and intense they even want the same piece of road. Magic. :D
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Booner what is the story behind that photo - never seen it before.
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  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Booner what is the story behind that photo - never seen it before.

    It's the podium at the '85 Tour.
    For me each face shows the climax of the story of that Tour: Hinault looking stoical, defiant and victorious in his own way...Lemond looking finally beaten, disillusioned, having tried and ultimately failed to topple Hinault from within his own team and Kelly looking absolutely knackered and lost in his own thoughts, maybe showing that the Maillot Vert wasn't enough for him. Indeed I remember Kelly crashing out in 87 (?), hitting a bridge and breaking his collarbone...going for the overall, being a real favourite in the Kas team.
    To me, Kelly had (as all successful riders of that era had to if they were to make it abroad, such as Millar, Roche, Yates etc.) totally immersed himself in the cycling culture there...he was all but Belgian.
    For me, the Tour was much more 'French' then, maybe Hinault made it appear so, I don't know, but there were also many more good French riders....and Dutch and Belgian too....so Kelly and Lemond were both seen as something of outsiders.
    The thing is here, that there are no helmets or shades; you can see the riders eyes and see a little bit more than you can today, where riders tend to be able to hide a bit.
    There was a huge print of this on a wall at the Paris exposition and it was really something.
    Cheers.
  • gpreevesgpreeves Posts: 454
    knedlicky wrote:
    gpreeves wrote:
    Looks like the Casino team, not a team Tafi rode for. No idea who it is thought, but does look like Arenberg Forest to me.
    Christophe Agnolutto?
    (I did cheat to work that out)
    How good is your cheating?
    Because I don’t think it’s Agnolutto – his face was narrower and he mostly had his hair cropped short.

    I don't know who it is, but what about Andy Flickinger?
    He had the same high forehead and in the ’99 Paris-Roubaix he was in the initial break of about 10 riders until he had a mechanical. As a result of that, by the time they went through Arenberg, I think he was alone, inbetween the remainder of the break and the main peloton.
    He is now a DS with Europcar.

    Probably not great, I'd have been 10 at the time the photo was taken so you've got an advantage on me there. You could be right with Flickinger, he was on the startlist I found:

    Casino:

    51. Jan Kirsipuu (Est)

    52. Christophe Agnolutto (Fra)

    53. Lauri Aus (Est)

    54. Stéphane Barthe (Fra)

    55. Andy Flickinger (Fra)

    56. Arturus Kasputis (Lit)

    57. David Lefèvre (Fra)

    ) 58. not starting
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Thanks for the explanation. I agree totally about being able to see the riders eyes. There have been times I havent recognised a rider with no glasses or helmet on.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,040
    mike6 wrote:
    The rivalry so bitter and intense they even want the same piece of road. Magic. :D

    (C)Gary Imlach ;)
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • mike6mike6 Posts: 1,199
    ddraver wrote:
    mike6 wrote:
    The rivalry so bitter and intense they even want the same piece of road. Magic. :D

    (C)Gary Imlach ;)

    Pardon???
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,349
    jam1e wrote:
    wiggins-froome_2281868b.jpg

    Probably not many will agree but it definitely encapsulates TDF 2012.

    This is one of my all-time favorites. The face says more than an arms in the air, look at me, celebration.
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
    Pretty special I would say. Quite unique. Froome actually looks Spartan.
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  • josamejosame Posts: 1,057
    http://www.laureus.com/sites/default/files/indurain_tour_de_france_4.jpg

    Can someone please put this up not sure how to
    'Do not compare your bike to others, for always there will be greater and lesser bikes'
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    josame wrote:

    Use the wee Img box at the top of the full post options and put the URl between.


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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,813 Lives Here
    mike6 wrote:
    Booner69 wrote:
    RonB wrote:
    Poulidor vs Anquetil in 1964.

    tumblr_m6ai6ynbPk1qaahfxo1_1280.jpg

    Sorry, but to me...but there's nothing quite like this.
    If a pic ever told a story this is it...drama, rivalry, determination, balance, poise, grace......ace!
    ....and Anquetil is one of my heroes, so I am unashamedly biased :lol:


    Yep....No1 for me.

    The rivalry so bitter and intense they even want the same piece of road. Magic. :D

    The best thing about this picture is that it encapsulates the battle and the story of the tour. Not easy for a picture to do for a 3 week race over more than 3,500km.
  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,595
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    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 56,813 Lives Here
    Great tour that one.
  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Couldn't resist !
    Hinault and Phil Anderson getting stuck in to some protesters on the '84 Paris Nice...30 years ago, yikes!
    Ahh the good old days :lol:

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  • ProssPross Posts: 29,149
    Phil Anderson is hardly getting stuck in, I'm surprised he is allowed back into Australia after that pathetic showing. Shame it wasn't Shane Sutton instead.
  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Ha ha, fair point, Anderson looks like he's wobbling on his cleats!... Sutton is solid, that would've been a sight!!
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    Booner69 wrote:
    Couldn't resist !
    Hinault and Phil Anderson getting stuck in to some protesters on the '84 Paris Nice...30 years ago, yikes!
    Ahh the good old days :lol:

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    Is that Seve Ballesteros holding his hands up? :D
  • LutherBLutherB Posts: 544
    Alain Prost :)
  • frenchfighterfrenchfighter Posts: 30,642
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  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Hoping we get some drama en route to Roubaix this year :-) !!


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  • tailwindhometailwindhome Posts: 16,595
    Who's the rider behind Kelly?
    Believe that a farther shore
    Is reachable from here.
    Believe in miracles
    And cures and healing wells
  • Booner69Booner69 Posts: 31
    Who's the rider behind Kelly?

    Pretty sure that's Urs Freuler.
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