Tour de France: Pedals, Hills & Hippies (1960s)
"To prepare for a race, there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne, and a woman."
Jacques Anquetil, 5-Time Tour de France Winner
Frenchman Pierre Beuffeuil rides during the 20th stage of the Tour de France in 1960.
French racing cyclist Jacques Anquetil, winner of the 1961 Tour de France, holds a chart of stage times for the race.
Irish racing cyclist, Seamus 'Shay' Elliott takes a ride in a pram after arriving at Toulouse during the Tour de France (1961).
Joseph Thomin, battered and bleeding, continues racing after being injured during the 1962 Tour de France.
British cyclist Tom Simpson rides during the 1967 Tour de France, during which the 29-year-old cyclist died after he fainted during the stage Marseille-Carpentras in the Mont-Ventoux climb.
British cyclist Tom Simpson (1967).
Belgian Eddy Merckx rides in the Aubisque mountain during the 17th stage of the Tour de France in 1969.
1969 Tour de France winner, Belgian cyclist Eddy Merckx lays unconscious next to the velodrome track in Blois after he fell during a race.
Miss France 1969 giving the go-ahead for the Tour de France of Beauty.
The Italian cyclist Felice Gimondi, winner of the Tour de France, is warmly celebrated by the Italian fans at the Parc des Princes Velodrome.
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