Jean-Francois Bernard won in Gap, today’s finish town, in 1986 #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day

Stage 16
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Another piece of history was made by Shelley Verses, the American soigneur with the French Toshiba squad. Verses was believed to be the first woman to work for a team, first coming with the 7-Eleven squad in 1986. On the massage table, studying the results sheet, is Jean-François Bernard, who was tipped as Hinault’s successor but could not emulate the Badger.

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These photos can be found on page 159 of Tour de France 100.
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