Photogallery: The Legendary Moments of the Past 20 Years of the Tour

By We Love Cycling

It’s been 20 years since Škoda partnered with the Tour de France and what a ride it’s been! Let’s look at the most iconic moments we all lived through. 

2004: Škoda joins the Tour

2004 Tour de France
Škoda partners up with La Grande Boucle. © Profimedia

2008: Mark Cavendish wins his first ever Tour stage

Mark Cavendish
Cavendish triumphs at the finish line of stage 5 of the 2008 Tour. © Profimedia

2010: Riders tackle a section of 13.2 km cobblestones

2010 Tour de France
The 2010 brought the longest distance of cobblestones in the Tour since 1983. © Profimedia

2011: The first ever Aussie ever wins the Tour

Cadel Evans in 2011
The triumphant Cadel Evans. © Profimedia

2012: Peter Sagan wins his first Green Jersey

Peter Sagan
Sagan has claimed the Green Jersey seven times since 2012. © Profimedia

2013: The Tour celebrates its 100th birthday

100 Years of the Tour de France
The 100th Tour started in Corsica for the first time in its history. © Profimedia

2015: Škoda sponsors the Green Jersey

Peter Sagan
Peter Sagan, the first ever holder of the Škoda Green Jersey. © Profimedia

2016: Froome sprints up Mont Ventoux

Froome in the 2016 Tour
While racing Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema up the climb, Froome crashed when Porte hit a motorbike that had stopped suddenly to avoid a fan. His bike broken, Froome started sprinting up the mountain—on foot—in one of the more bizarre scenes in recent Tour memory. © Profimedia

2019: The Tour cuts short

The stage 19 was cut short because of heavy rains and mudslides. As a result Bernal won the GC. © Profimedia

2020: The Covid-19 pandemic postponed the Tour

Julian Alaphilippe
Due to the pandemic, the Tour took place in September. © Profimedia

2021: Van Aert deprives Mark Cavendish of of his record 35th Tour stage win

Wout van Aert
Van Aert crossing the finish line at the final stage of the 2021 Tour. © Profimedia

2022: The return of the women’s Tour 

Annemiek van Vleuten
Annemiek van Vleuten soars to victory at the inaugural Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift. © Profimedia