Sven Türck photograph from the National Library of Denmark and found on Europeana.

Sven Türck photograph from the National Library of Denmark and found on Europeana.

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. 

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

Eugène Christophe at the 1925 Tour de France, Christophe’s final Tour, aged 40 in which he finished 18th. The Horton Collection photo is published in the book Goggles & Dust which is profiled in VeloNews. 

Eugène Christophe at the 1925 Tour de France, Christophe’s final Tour, aged 40 in which he finished 18th. The Horton Collection photo is published in the book Goggles & Dust which is profiled in VeloNews

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Hercules Tandem advertisement found on Mark Gell’s Flickr stream.

Peace Race in Kiev, 11 days after Chernobyl. The aim was to dupe the world into thinking all was well. Only 66 riders started. Picture comes from Herbie Sykes’ Twitter stream.

Peace Race in Kiev, 11 days after Chernobyl. The aim was to dupe the world into thinking all was well. Only 66 riders started. Picture comes from Herbie Sykes’ Twitter stream.

Viva ia Bianchi! Viva la Bianchi! Viva Coppi! Found on L’Equipe’s Sport & Style

Viva ia Bianchi! Viva la Bianchi! Viva Coppi! Found on L’Equipe’s Sport & Style