How the Tour de France Has Changed

Before the Tour de France this summer, Discovery News posted an interesting story featuring Tour de France 100: How the Tour de France Has Changed.

Richard Moore, who researched the history of the Tour and its photographs for the book, highlighted these major changes in the Tour over the years.

Take a look at the biggest changes to the Tour de France over its first 100 editions:

  • The Road Is Smoother
  • The Bikes Are Lighter
  • Riders Eat Healthier
  • Hydration Goes High Tech
  • Cycling Teams Are Bigger
  • Winning Pays
  • Riders Still Crash
  • Riders Still Cheat
  • Some Winners Suffer Years Later

Discovery News Tour de France 100 Richard Moore

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.

Richard Moore’s PodiumCafe Interview on le Tour de France: Past and Present

Award-winning author Richard Moore was just interviewed about le Tour, present and past.

The interview includes incredible photographs from Moore’s new book Tour de France 100.

 

Richard Moore Tour de France 100 PodiumCafe

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

Cycling Jerseys of the Golden Era

An aerial view of the peloton as it passes through Brest during the 1974 Tour. Among the teams represented are Peugeot, Kas, Molteni, and Brooklyn, sporting some of the iconic jerseys and small peaked caps from what many agree was a golden era for the sport.

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

Summit Sprint

Defending champion Cadel Evans leads Bradley Wiggins and Vincenzo Nibali, who would eventually finish third, at the end of stage 7, to La Planche des Belles Filles, the first summit finish of the 2012 Tour.

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

Who Leads Whom?

Team politics: Chris Froome leads his teammate Bradley Wiggins at the end of stage 17, to Peyragudes in the Pyrenees. The dynamics between the pair added tension and drama to the final week of the 2012 race. On this, the final mountain stage, Froome appeared to be the stronger climber, as he had also been in the Alps. He was under team orders not to leave Wiggins, leaving the question hanging: Could he have won?

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

On the Brink: Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is comforted by fans after stage 19 of the 2011 race, which finished atop Alpe d’Huez. He had done enough to remain in contention; the next day, he would claim yellow to become Australia’s first-ever winner.

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 Most Famous Time Trial in History

The great comeback: Perhaps the most famous time trial in Tour history: Greg LeMond overturns a 50-second deficit on Laurent Fignon to win the final stage into Paris and snatch the victory from the Frenchman’s grasp.

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.