Here’s an image from 1983. It shows the junior team being presented before the start of the Tour de l’Abitibi. The host town that year was Val d’Or. The race org always rolled out the red carpets before each stage and made the participants feel like the young pros they were, at least during summer vacation and before high school resumed in September.
Sometimes I show these old pictures to the folks on the current teams and they elicit comments like, “We weren’t even born then.” Where does the time go?!