Le Tourmalet: The man with the suitcase of 50 Tours

There are those who have interpreted the Tour de France live and directly for 50 years. Are they dreaming? 50 years following the same sporting event: 50 Leagues, half a century of motor racing grand prix, 50 Wimbledon. And it’s easy to ask: how has the planet changed? In this Tour, in this world of records, in this great Grande Boucle family of more than 3,000 people, where almost no one knows each other, there is a person who guides, perhaps doing a “ça va” when the face makes a sound without knowing who it is and what he lives on. 50 year old suitcasesAs a nomad all over France and even half of Europe, he will tirelessly and recklessly turn 80 in 2023.

named Phil Liggett and so British Brad Wiggins, Chris Froome, and Geraint Thomas, three subjects of the study Queen Isabella Arriving in Paris in yellow (he no longer knows how many Tours are in the distance), the six Tours make up the trio of empires.

He says he first went on the Tour in 1973, precisely on the year off when Eddy Merckx has taken, at least when it comes to the French round. Thanks to the absence of ‘Caníbal’, Luis Ocaña added his only victory in the race, but two years ago, the Belgian genius could have won the test not to be relegated from the Col de while on the ropes. Mente.

show off Liggett He said that health accompanies him and that he has experienced many aspects during these years, especially with the typewriter, where the computer had not yet been invented and of course the internet was not mentioned by anyone. Then with the microphone and finally as an analyst for a sport that has changed like life itself during these 50 years.

In 1973, all cyclists wore black shoes with transverse holes and toe clips to keep their feet sweaty and breathable. Did you notice that all the riders on the Tour this year are wearing white shoes? In 1973 Francisco Franco was still in Spain with the dictator plan and Richard Nixon He was president of the United States. Because most of the parents who participated in the Tour this year were unborn.

Bicycles have evolved by leaps and bounds. Cars have improved. For example, the Skoda brand, which serves all the Tour’s vehicles this year, has tried to electrify most of the cars in order to pollute as little as possible on the race route.

Inside 1973 The cars did not have climate control. He slept most nights outside of the tour, in hostels and French restaurants, closed when special envoys still began dictating his chronicles over the phone, by landline, obviously. And worst of all, humiliating, women banned from accrediting themselves in racing. The first female identity was not allowed until 1978, and the lucky journalist went on to describe the repercussions of society rather than sport.

Ocana and his wife

definitely young Liggett i was unaware of this Luis Ocana Knowing that the yellow jersey put his skin at risk, he wanted to sleep with his wife, who had sneaked into the hotel, costing Tur, as if he wanted to give drugs, not drugs.

The tour has grown in these 50 years, but it can be said that it has reached its peak categorically. For example, there is no more special envoy than Lance Armstrong, for whom half the United States sends his journalists on the Tour, than during his trip to nowhere. Texan whistleblowers who have no idea about the sport, not the bike, are remembered, wondering why. armedif he’s supposedly the best, he didn’t win 21 stages and why was the peloton awarded at the same time after a sprint when half a minute passed between the first and the last to cross the finish line?

Piquer’s trunk

You no longer have to fight computers like when you put on some kind of telephone headset that lets you send out weird sounds as if it were a siren song and leave history written on a newspaper’s central computer. . And of course you don’t have to call reverse charging from a cabinet Losing on the road, with the stands, searching and counting the production of the day.

Liggett He’s seen 50 Tours, oh my god, whoever wrote these lines hasn’t traveled that far, and there’s more traffic with a suitcase than a legendary trunk. Shell Piker victorious on stage long before a boy named Federico Martin BahamontesThe first Spaniard to triumph in Paris (1959), thought of dedicating himself to the cycling profession.

There are those who have interpreted the Tour de France live and directly for 50 years. Are they dreaming? 50 years following the same sporting event: 50 Leagues, half a century of motor racing grand prix, 50 Wimbledon. And it’s easy to ask: how has the planet changed? In this Tour, in this world of records, in this great Grande Boucle family of more than 3,000 people, where almost no one knows each other, there is a person who guides, perhaps doing a “ça va” when the face makes a sound without knowing who it is and what he lives on. 50 year old suitcasesAs a nomad all over France and even half of Europe, he will tirelessly and recklessly turn 80 in 2023.

named Phil Liggett and so British Brad Wiggins, Chris Froome, and Geraint Thomas, three subjects of the study Queen Isabella Arriving in Paris in yellow (he no longer knows how many Tours are in the distance), the six Tours make up the trio of empires.

He says he first went on the Tour in 1973, precisely on the year off when Eddy Merckx has taken, at least when it comes to the French round. Thanks to the absence of ‘Caníbal’, Luis Ocaña added his only victory in the race, but two years ago, the Belgian genius could have won the test not to be relegated from the Col de while on the ropes. Mente.

show off Liggett He said that health accompanies him and that he has experienced many aspects during these years, especially with the typewriter, where the computer had not yet been invented and of course the internet was not mentioned by anyone. Then with the microphone and finally as an analyst for a sport that has changed like life itself during these 50 years.

In 1973, all cyclists wore black shoes with transverse holes and toe clips to keep their feet sweaty and breathable. Did you notice that all the riders on the Tour this year are wearing white shoes? In 1973 Francisco Franco was still in Spain with the dictator plan and Richard Nixon He was president of the United States. Because most of the parents who participated in the Tour this year were unborn.

Bicycles have evolved by leaps and bounds. Cars have improved. For example, the Skoda brand, which serves all the Tour’s vehicles this year, has tried to electrify most of the cars in order to pollute as little as possible on the race route.

Inside 1973 The cars did not have climate control. He slept most nights outside of the tour, in hostels and French restaurants, closed when special envoys still began dictating his chronicles over the phone, by landline, obviously. And worst of all, humiliating, women banned from accrediting themselves in racing. The first female identity was not allowed until 1978, and the lucky journalist went on to describe the repercussions of society rather than sport.

Ocana and his wife

definitely young Liggett i was unaware of this Luis Ocana Knowing that the yellow jersey put his skin at risk, he wanted to sleep with his wife, who had sneaked into the hotel, costing Tur, as if he wanted to give drugs, not drugs.

The tour has grown in these 50 years, but it can be said that it has reached its peak categorically. For example, there is no more special envoy than Lance Armstrong, for whom half the United States sends his journalists on the Tour, than during his trip to nowhere. Texan whistleblowers who have no idea about the sport, not the bike, are remembered, wondering why. armedif he’s supposedly the best, he didn’t win 21 stages and why was the peloton awarded at the same time after a sprint when half a minute passed between the first and the last to cross the finish line?

Piquer’s trunk

You no longer have to fight computers like when you put on some kind of telephone headset that lets you send out weird sounds as if it were a siren song and leave history written on a newspaper’s central computer. . And of course you don’t have to call reverse charging from a cabinet Losing on the road, with the stands, searching and counting the production of the day.

Liggett He’s seen 50 Tours, oh my god, whoever wrote these lines hasn’t traveled that far, and there’s more traffic with a suitcase than a legendary trunk. Shell Piker victorious on stage long before a boy named Federico Martin BahamontesThe first Spaniard to triumph in Paris (1959), thought of dedicating himself to the cycling profession.

Source: Informacion

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