Category Archives: Tour de France 2013

3404 kilometres, 21 stages, 21 stories? It must be the new ‘Rouleur Centenary Tour de France’

With just under a month to go before we publish it, I thought I’d let our cycling fans have a sneaky peak at the new photographic book by Rouleur. For the 100th running of the Tour de France, top cycling … Continue reading

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Parc des Princes for the finish in Paris, 1951. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Finish in sight The peloton swings into a packed Parc des Princes for the traditional finish of the Tour in 1951. Hugo Koblet, second from the left, made it two Tour … Continue reading

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Poor Alps road surface during the 1920 Tour. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Alpine tracks Léon Scieur in the Alps on his way to winning stage 11, between Grenoble and Gex, during the 1920 Tour. The picture acts as a stark illustration of the … Continue reading

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The Alps during the 1913 Tour. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Hairpin hell Jean Alavoine and Firmin Lambot climb the Alpine monster, the Col du Galibier, during the 1913 Tour. These photos can be found on page 27 of Tour de France … Continue reading

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The most famous Alpe d’Huez finish of all: LeMond and Hinault in ‘86. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Burying the hatchet Bernard Hinault and Greg LeMond cross the finish line at the top of Alpe d’Huez, united at last after two weeks of bitter feuding. These photos can be … Continue reading

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Fausto Coppi was also a great time triallist, seen here in 1949. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Velvet smoothness The rider known as Il Campionissimo (champion of champions), Fausto Coppi, in full flight during the 1949 Tour, the first of his two victories. Coppi was arguably the first … Continue reading

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Jean-Francois Bernard won in Gap, today’s finish town, in 1986 #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Tan lines Another piece of history was made by Shelley Verses, the American soigneur with the French Toshiba squad. Verses was believed to be the first woman to work for a … Continue reading

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Rehydration: Drinking from a roadside trough in 1958. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Noses in the trough Raids on bars for drinks were common – not least because the Tour organisers limited the number of bidons they were allowed during a stage – though … Continue reading

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On Mont Ventoux in 1970, Merckx rides past the Tom Simpson Memorial. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day In memoriam During the 1970 Tour the race director Jacques Goddet, holding a wreath, approaches the Tom Simpson Memorial close to the summit of Mont Ventoux, where the Englishman collapsed and … Continue reading

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Today’s Photo of the Day Captures the Risks of the Tour. #tdf

Bloomsbury Sport’s Tour de France Photo of the Day Skittles A pile-up, and the disheartening sight of the peloton disappearing into the distance …         These photos can be found on page 146 of Tour de France … Continue reading

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