Brood Sterkt de Spieren/Bread Strengths the Muscle is a poster from around 1937 in Dutch/Flemish with the signatures of Belgian professional cyclists Félicien Vervaecke (1907-1986) and Sylvère Maes (1909-1966). Vervaecke won six stages of the tour and Maes won 9 stages and the overall title twice. The poster was found on Antikbar.
Tour of Britain Official Programme cover from 1954. This year’s edition starts on Sunday. Thanks to Robert/Paris-Roubaix’s Flickr stream for the scan.
Luis Ocaña suffering after falling in the fourteenth stage of the 1971 Tour de France. Ocaña had a more than eight minute lead over Eddy Merckx up until the time of the crash on the descent of the Col de Menté.
Raleigh bicycle advertisement from World War II found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.
Eddy Merckx in his second to last year of racing with the Fiat team. It’s been announced that Merckx has recently undergone heart surgery after collapsing over the weekend. Picture comes from CyclingTips news roundup from 1st September.
Hercules Tandem advertisement found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.
Viva ia Bianchi! Viva la Bianchi! Viva Coppi! Found on L’Equipe’s Sport & Style