Italian cyclist Giuseppe Martano, 2nd place in Tour 1934.

Gears were available at that time yet riders on the Tour were regulated to a single speed.

Multiple gears were for bicycle tourists, and they took away from the purity of the sport of cycle racing, according to the organizer at the time. Riders climbed and descended the same mountain passes as the modern tour with a single gear.

1 comment:

Nellieou said...

That's amazing!