100 years of the Tour de France

VeloPress recently published Tour de France 100, an absolutely gorgeous coffee table book filled with big photos and narrative covering the 100 year history of the challenging bike event.

Tour de France 100 photo book

The 2013 edition of Le Tour begins Saturday, June 29 with a first time ever Grand Depart on the island of Corsica. The race finishes in Paris on Sunday, July 21 at the Champs Elysees (“lay shom zay lee zay”).

Le Tour de France titles this video “100th Tour de France.” Although the Tour de France began 110 years ago in 1903, they missed a few years due to large European wars.

Via my Dutch friend Daniel, who says to watch this video because it’s excellent.

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