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Rare photo of the 1940 Tour de France

As usual the Yanks are joining in half way through!

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Lt Cdr Walter 'Pedaller' Raleigh RN (wearing the white jersey he was awarded for winning the underwater leg) with his trusty Pusser's Red.

Lt Cdr Charles Featherston Smythe.jpg

Sadly, he failed to finish owing to a trouser legs problem when his bicycle clips failed during the final stretch. (You probably have to be a sundodger to appreciate this.)
Enraged at losing their yellow jerseys J_D and Taloolah decide to continue their Tour de France a la commando.

(Their saddles were later auctioned, raising a considerable sum for charidee.)
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