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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:06 pm 
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Friday 17 July 1992 and I was on the Salève above Geneva with my brother to watch stage 12 of the Tour pass through, a long stage that took the race into the Alps. Still using the Mamiya 6 but this time with colour slide film. In summer midday sunshine the shadows are deep and I could have done with a more powerful flashgun to get light onto those tanned faces.

There was a two-man break well in advance. The second rider here is the eventual stage winner Rolf Järmann of Ariostea. Not sure who the Banesto rider is, anyone know? I can see my brother in the crowd in the right, somewhat sadly since he died in a cycling accident in 1999. He's wearing the Cannondale top. He didn't have a Cannondale but the loose cut suited his fuller figure. :wink:

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Secondly the GC group here being led by Claudio Chiappucci followed by Big Mig and Gianni Bugno.

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No other photos readily to hand of this stage.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Thanks for posting these! :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Fabrice Philpot is your mystery man no 8.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:51 pm 
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The Banesto rider is Fabrice Philipot


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Damn .... beaten to the punch!! :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:57 pm 
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Nice pics..memories are precious. Thanks for sharing.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:36 am 
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Thanks for posting these pictures...takes me back...

Thinking of the changes...the new guard of champions taking over, carbon fibre becoming more prevalent, STI & Ergo...and unfortunately EPO...

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:22 am 
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Thanks for identifying Fabrice Philipot.

In these photos from 91 & 92 you can see the odd bike with STI but mostly the things we take for granted now were still to come. Except EPO... which from recent reading would seem to have gained a firm foothold in the peloton even then.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:38 am 
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Thanks for posting - I was 1 at the time :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:56 pm 
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Really nice to have your brother in one of these wonderful photos.

Thanks for the photos and sharing your memories.


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