PICS FROM THE PAST
A muddy Ricardo Ovalle (aka the Lone Ranger) being fed, not pills, nor gels, but a bocadillo during the Vuelta a Colombia in 1965. For generations, mountain-conquering Colombian cyclists (including ’80s great “Lucho” Herrera) packed bocadillos in their jersey pockets for a natural, tasty – and legal! – energy boost. The team assistant is sporting a custom-made vest with bottle pockets.
Photographer: Horacio Gil