Aug 10, 2017

1953 Giro d'Italia: The Cafe Raiders

Just put it on their tab.



Back in the day, in the Giro d'ltalia, riders would stop (during a hot stage) at a bar and raid it of anything cold and refreshing. Good for the riders and greater still for the bar owner as he smiled and tagged the race organizers with a hefty bill. A wonderful image; looks like the bar owner reaching for cold drinks to give the riders complete with the photographer's flash.

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