Giro 1974 - Tre Cime di Lavaredo

by Dave Atkinson   September 25, 2009  

If you think it's bad on the mountain slopes of a major tour these days then take a look at this amazing clip of the 1974 Giro with José Manuel Fuente riding away from Eddy Merckx to a summit finish at the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. It's unbridled carnage: unsurfaced sections, sub-zero temperatures, outriders running over spectators, cyclists crashing into outriders, team cars getting stuck between parked cars, men in suits chasing the riders up the hill... unbelievable