mountain stage


1960 Morocco
designer:  Albert Decaris
engraver:  Claude Durrens

It was a tough mountain stage at the Tour de France today – the racers made a great effort to pedal up Alpine mountains.  The last one was 15 km long up-hill – Alpe d’Huez – after they have already ridden 85 km on very hilly roads…

This stamp from Morocco for the Olympics in Rome shows the climbing moment – the strange shape of his mouth is maybe expressing the clenching of teeth!  Arabic letters are dancing around this racer, supporting his effort – maybe?



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