Federico

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This is one of my all-time favorite cycling images.

We see a courageous Federico Bahamontes “El águila de Toledo” (The eagle of Toledo) climbing away from the breakaway group.
Since he was a very poor descender and sometimes refused to go downhill alone “…he reached the top minutes before the chase group arrived, and famously passed the time eating ice cream by the side of the road.” 

Panache!

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