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July 1, 1958

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Dutch­man Piet de Jongh races to in­flate his tyre with an air com­pres­sor while anx­iously watch­ing for the next rider to ap­pear. His mishap took place on a cob­bled street be­tween Caen and St.brieuc in Brit­tany (which is just 10km from where Bernard Hin­ault was born four years ear­lier) dur­ing stage six of the 1958 Tour de France.

He went on to fin­ish in the bunch that day as the pelo­ton de­cided to let the break­away con­test the stage. Martin Van Geneug­den took the win com­fort­ably with more than 10 min­utes in hand over the pelo­ton.

But De Jongh would likely have been much more ex­cited by the fact his team-mate Ger­rit Voort­ing took the yel­low jer­sey, which he would go on to wear for the next three days.

De Jongh fin­ished in the same group as Brit Brian Robin­son who would make his­tory the next day with the first ever Bri­tish stage vic­tory in the Tour.

The 2018 Tour will once again ride over the roads of Brit­tany on stages four, five and six.

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