Weekly "France Illustration" - Tour de France 1949

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Weekly "France Illustration" - Tour de France 1949

Description:
This photo appeared on the front cover of France Illustration magazine of 30 July 1949, presenting the Tour's survivors, led by Bartali, enter the Parc des Princes at the end of the last stage (340 kilometers, won by Van Steenbergen. Italian Fausto Coppi won the race, having covered 4,813 kilometers at an average speed of 32 km.