In south of France, approaching Pyrenees, it’s likely to be hot. Coppi cools down in 1952. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day

Stage 7

Coppi cools down
At first glance it isn’t clear whether Fausto Coppi, on his way to winning the 1952 Tour, wants this shower, courtesy of a watering can. Closer study suggests his hand is clasped around the spout, directing it over his head.

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These photos can be found on page 81 of Tour de France 100.
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