Tour de France 100 : A Photographic History of the Tour de France

Alpine Beauty

The riders of the 1987 Tour scale the majestic Col du Galibier, which, at 2,645 meters (8,678 feet), is often the highest point of the race. Close to the top is a monument to Henri Desgrange, the Tour’s founder, and ever year that the race visits the Galibier the “Souvenir Henri Desgrange” is awarded to the first rider to reach the summit.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the new book Tour de France 100, which is featured this June and July in your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please visit tomorrow morning to see a new image from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Tour de France 100 : A Photographic History of the Tour de France

The Armstrong Era

The gift: Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani climbing to the summit of Mont Ventoux in 2000. They arrived at the finish together, and Pantani won the stage, though Armstrong didn’t contest it, offering it to the Italian as a gift. Pantani later said the he felt insulted, and a feud began between them.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the new book Tour de France 100, which is featured this June and July in your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please visit tomorrow morning to see a new image from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Tour de France 100 : A Photographic History of the Tour de France

Moonscape

Louison Bobet on the Bald Mountain, Mont Ventoux, its incredible moonscape forming a surreal backdrop as he rides to victory on the stage and his third consecutive overall win in 1955.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is a low-resolution version from the new book Tour de France 100. Please visit this site tomorrow to see another image from the book’s 250 stunning, rare and restored photographs from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Tour de France 100 : A Photographic History of the Tour de France

Armstrong’s Downfall

Perhaps the single most dramatic moment of the Lance Armstrong era; Armstrong catches his handlebars in a spectactor’s bag and falls, while Ullrich takes evasive action. Armstrong then remounts, catches Ullrich and the other leaders, and wins the stage.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the new book Tour de France 100, which is featured this June and July in your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please visit tomorrow morning to see a new image from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Podium Cafe on Tour de France 100: “Like a 60-inch plasma screen” of Tour photographs

Podium Cafe has reviewed Tour de France 100!

They said, “In conveying the epic scale of the Tour, Tour de France 100 is aided by its size: in a world in which so many things are being shrunk to pocket-size, [the book is] serving up the equivalent of a sixty inch plasma screen. The large format allows for the detail in the photographs to tell their own stories.”

Take a look at the full review here.

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Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Tour de France 100

Old Master, Young Pretender: LeMond and Indurain

Greg LeMond, in the rainbow jersey of world champion, leads a young Miguel Indurain on their breakaway to Luz Ardiden on stage 16 of the 1990 Tour. LeMond would go on to win his third and final Tour, but Indurain, who had been Pedro Delgado’s loyal domestique, would then win the next five.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the new book Tour de France 100, which is featured this June and July in your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please visit tomorrow morning to see a new image from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.

Tour de France 100 : A Photographic History of the Tour de France

A Dark Shadow

Sit-down protest: Marco Pantani looks lost in his thoughts as he sits on the road during the riders’ strike before stage 12 of the 1998 Tour de France. They were protesting their treatment by the police and authorities, who raided rooms and made arrests for the possession of doping products.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the new book Tour de France 100, which is featured this June and July in your local Barnes & Noble bookstore. Please visit tomorrow morning to see a new image from the history of the Tour de France.

Tour de France 100 Richard MooreThe Tour de France, first staged in 1903, is the world’s greatest sports spectacle, packed with heart-stopping drama, legendary rivalries, bitter tragedy, and outright farce. To celebrate the 100th Tour de France, award-winning author Richard Moore has researched Tour de France 100, a superb celebration in photographs and stories about the world’s greatest race.

Please order your copy of Tour de France 100, which is now available from your local bookstore or bike shop and from these online retailers.

Amazon – Tour de France 100
Barnes & Noble – Tour de France 100
VeloGear – Tour de France 100
Chapters – Tour de France 100
Your Local Bookstore – Tour de France 100
VeloPress – Tour de France 100

All images on this website published by VeloPress with permission of their copyright holders, including but not limited to Getty Images, Agence France Presse, L’Equipe, Gamma-Keystone, Pressesports, and Gamma-Rapho.