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Greg LeMond wins Tour de France 1989

Tour de France - stage 1 - Tim De Waele - Cycling : 100th Tour de France 2013 / Stage 1 Tony MARTIN (Ger) Crash Chute Val Injury Blessure

End of the road: Tom Simpson, the British rider nicknamed 'Major Tom' by the French media, made history in 1962 when he became to first Briton to wear the leader's yellow jersey at the 49th edition of Tour. Until recently Simpson was regarded as the nation's greatest ever road cyclist after becoming its first ever road race world champion in 1965. Tragedy struck, though, on Mont Ventoux in 1967 when he collapsed and died after suffering a heart attack

Toys figurines representing the leaders jersey riders are seen on a hat before the start of the 17th stage of the 99th Tour de France cycling race between Bagneres-de-Luchon and Peyragudes, July 19, 2012. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel/Files

French revolutions: compatriots Jacques Anquetil (left), the first rider to win five Tours, battles with rival and Raymond Poulidor on the Puy de Dôme during the 1964 edition of the race. Despite Anquetil's dominance of the race it was Poulidor, the man known as 'the eternal second' who won the affections of the French. Indeed, even to this day spectators are heard shouting 'Allez, Pou-Pou!' in honour of the man who never won the Tour

Coureurs cyclistes : Lapize : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse - 1

Lafourcade, coureur cycliste : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse - 1

Faber, coureur cycliste : [photographie de presse] / Agence Meurisse - 1

Bernard Hinault.Tour de France General Classification (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985) Points Classification (1979) Mountain Classification (1986) Combativity award (1981, 1984, 1986) Combination Classification (1981, 1982) 28 individual stages (1978 -1986

Lest we never forget the greats that are no longer with us. Love him or hate him over the drugs - he was one of the greatest climbers of a generation and we were robbed of him so young RIP Marco

1931 : quand le Tour de France avait une chanson coquine comme hymne offciel

4 July 1964: British cyclist competes in the Tour de France three years before he died of heat exhaustion in the same race.

Giusto Cerutti - Tour de France 1928

cadenced: Dave Foster produces a poster to commemorate the 100th anniversary for the Tour de France.

This Day In Tour de France History: July 1,1903 - The first Tour de France bicycle race began in Paris.