Final Metres of the Galibier



This photo shows the difficult 16th stage of the Tour from 1930, the crowd gathering to cheer the riders on the final metres of the famed 2556m Galibier in the Alps.  We believe the riders may be Benoit Faure and Pierre Magne, who won the KOM.  Leader Andre Leducq came close to losing the Tour when he fell on the descent, broke his bike and lost 14 minutes.  With a replacement bike and his team’s help he later regained the leaders, incredibly winning the stage into Evian in a sprint.

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