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10 Iconic Photographs from the History of Le Tour de France – vol. 3

By Monica Buck

Do you miss the Tour de France as much as we do? It’s still a long way to go till this year’s edition kicks off in Düsseldorf, so we believe it’s the ideal time to step back and enjoy some pictures from the rich history of our beloved event. Which era do you like the most? Is it the 1930s? 50s? Or do you prefer the one we have in view today? Let us know in the comments!

Victor Lenears (1924)
The frontrunners cool off during the 12th stage of the 1961 Tour de France at a fountain in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
Proper sportsmanship (1948)
Eddy Mercx conquering the Mount Ventoux (1969)
Refreshments (1964)
Nutrition is important (1936)
Tour de France 1922
Fireman cools the peloton down during the 1950 Tour de France.
Short break in a bistro (1930)
The Algerian Abdel-Kader Zaaf drank two bottles of wine during the 1950 Tour de France. He fell asleep under a tree. When he woke up he got on his bike again but proceeded to ride the wrong way on the course.