Watchbirds Watching

Aug. 08, 1960
Aug. 08, 1960

Table of Contents
Aug. 8, 1960

European Track
The Money Away
Head Man
Bull Hancock
Tip From The Top
Modern Pentathlon
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Watchbirds Watching

Nearly everyone in France, from small boys to tall presidents, turns out to watch the Tour de France as it passes through his home town. When this year's Tour reached the village of Colombey-les-deux-Églises the cyclists—who usually ignore onlookers—became watch-birds themselves. Their attention centered on the prominent spectator in the center of this picture. His name, of course, is Charles de Gaulle. De Gaulle has rallied his people many times, but he failed to inspire the French cyclists. The 2,607-mile Tour was won by Gas-tone Nencini, a 30-year-old Italian.

This is an article from the Aug. 8, 1960 issue