NEW From the archive
July 1, 1958
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.