How to Wear a Cycling Cap: In a Crowd


The year was 1975, Eddy Merckx was riding for a sixth Tour de France crown, but it was a victory that would never come. Merckx was leading, and few would have bet against him, but on the way up the Puy de Dôme a punch to the gut from a spectator at the side of the road during the 14th stage, hastened the failure of his quest. That, and a stage seventeen crash in which Merckx broke his jaw, opened the door for Bernard Thevenet, who claimed the Yellow Jersey following stage 15, and held it to the end.

Judging by the photo above, that Tour, or maybe just the mid-1970s in general, were a great time for the venerable cycling cap.

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