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Fausto Coppi (1919-1960); Cycling Champion-winner twice of 'le tour de france' & five times 'Giro d'Italia'.

Eddy Merckx is pictured here climbing the Alps on his way to winning the 1971 Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré, an eight stage event that best suits the mountain specialists. Widely considered to be the greatest ever, the Belgian cyclist won the Tour de France five times (1969, 70, 71, 72, 74), the Giro d’Italia five times (1968, 70, 72, 73, 74) and the Vuelta a España once (1973).

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beer during the 1930 Tour de France - isotonic drink

Tour of Flanders - the Koppenberg climb - If you can, watch any of the races, on video or online, from the 70's-90s - AMAZING!