Picture of the Day: Ken Laidlaw 1961 Tour

image: Ken Laidlaw

image: Ken Laidlaw

Ken Laidlaw leading Stage 16 of the Tour de France (Toulouse to Superbagneres), 11th July 1961. He attacked on the climb out of Luchon and let until 8km to go, finishing in 19th and winning the most aggressive rider of the day award.

Image was scanned from Ken Laidlaw’s own copy by Coastal Senior journalist Tim A. Rutherford, who conducted a great interview with Ken in 2004. Click the image to read the interview- fascinating insight into the Tour in ’61 and Laidlaw’s career.