peace race / 平和な競争

27 April 1962, Poland
Peace Race, Berlin-Prague-Warsaw

The last day of the Tour de France is traditionally peaceful and friendly – until a few laps before the goal.  All the team members of the winner and lots of others wore yellow sun glasses this year, as if they praised everyone’s courage.  Yes, riding through 21 stages is already a huge achievement.

These stamps are celebrating the 15th Peace Race, which started in 1948 to recreate a friendly reunion between Czechoslovakia and Poland, then extended to Berlin in 1952.  ‘Peace’ in different languages shows how international the race was already in 1962.

I forgot almost – but the right hand side top corner of this stamp below is my blog icon picture.