velopeloton Registered User
#1

Sean Kelly rode up the Col du Tourmalet today in 1910 clothing to mark the centenary of 100 years of Col du Tourmalet in Le Tour de France.

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TinyExplosions Registered User
#2

Black socks and hairy legs!!!!

kenmc Registered User
#3

Did they really have nice rain jackets like that back then??? Wow, here was me thinking life back then was tough...

BryanL Registered User
#4

class

velopeloton Registered User
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kenmc said:
Did they really have nice rain jackets like that back then??? Wow, here was me thinking life back then was tough...


He only put the jacket on at the summit.

jwshooter Registered User
#6

A hardy sinpe ,is our Mr Kelly .

niceonetom Registered User
#7

The real question is: did he use a 1910 bike?

Single Malt Registered User
#8

If he didn't use a 100 year old bike, then its not a huge achievement for Kelly. He is one of cycling's greats after all

TinyExplosions Registered User
#9

Yup:

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The Crunch Registered User
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niceonetom said:
The real question is: did he use a 1910 bike?


Dunno how old it was but it was bloody old! Myself and the other half are camping on the Tourmalet and when all these old blokes on ancient bikes came past one of them shouted 'C'mon the Paddies!' having seen our Irish flag.
We clocked it was Kelly, gave him a shout and then lashed up to the top to soak up the atmosphere. Had a chat with Kelly and had a sandwich with Hinault, Indurain, Fignon (looking well but sounding rough), Danguillaume, Pensec and a few others I've probably forgotten.
Excellent buzz!
OH took some photos and I took some iPhone video. Check out our little fan blog at http://lespoursuivants.wordpress.com

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Liamo08 Registered User
#11

What a legend the man is, they don't make them like this anymore:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_onBx2ZSHA

Quality commentary as well

Hermy Registered User
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TinyExplosions said:
Black socks and hairy legs!!!!


...but no gaffer tape.

jwshooter Registered User
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TinyExplosions said:
Yup:



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CheGuedara Registered User
#14

Legend.

What else can I add?!

Diarmuid Registered User
#15

Great pics on your site Declan!

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