newyorker:

This Saturday, a hundred and ninety-eight cyclists are expected to start the ninety-ninth edition of the Tour de France. The three-week race will cover twenty-one hundred and seventy-three miles from the initial start in Liege, Beligum, to the final finish along the Champs-Élysées, in Paris.

To celebrate this year’s Grand Départ, The New Yorker Photo Booth blog has compiled a selection of vintage Tour de France photos and facts for your cycling enjoyment. Click-through for more: http://nyr.kr/N7KVlC

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    Fantastic photo set
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    GO CADEL!!!
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    ツール・ド・フランスにはこういう文化が長い間、息づいているのです。 ミーハーな思いで見る人間とは一緒にされたくない。 私はいつまでもこういう文化的なことにだけ意味があると思っています。 99回目のツール。私も厳かにそのスタートを見守りたい。
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