Tour de France

Maurice Garin, winner of the first Tour de France standing on the right. The man on the left is possibly Leon Georget (1903)
Fabian Cancellara pictured at the 2010 Tour de France. He is the rider who has worn the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for the most days without having ever been the overall winner
Richard Virenque pictured at the 2003 Tour de France wearing the polka dot jersey. He won the mountains classification a record seven times.
Alessandro Petacchi in the green jersey
Andy Schleck in the white jersey
Prize money in 2013 Euros in the Tour de France.
A collected peloton in the 2006 Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins riding the stage 9 individual time trial of the 2012 Tour de France
Altitude profile of the Alpe d'Huez climb
Vehicles from the 2014 Tour de France Publicity Caravan
Start of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht
Part of the crowd during most days of the Tour is Didi Senft who, in a red devil costume, has been the Tour devil since 1993.
School book by Augustine Fouillée under the 'nom de plume' G. Bruno.
Spectators' banner during the 2006 Tour de France

Annual men's multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in France, while also occasionally passing through nearby countries.

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Giro d'Italia

Annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also starting in, or passing through, other countries.

Annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also starting in, or passing through, other countries.

Luigi Ganna, the winner of the inaugural Giro d'Italia.
The Pink Jersey (Maglia rosa) worn by the leader of the general classification
Ryder Hesjedal, the winner of the 2012 Giro d'Italia, wearing the maglia rosa and holding the winner's trophy in Milan.
Stefano Garzelli wearing the then green leader's jersey for the mountains classification in 2009.
Michele Scarponi wearing the red jersey during the 2011 Giro d'Italia.
Alberto Contador riding a time trial during the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
Gilberto Simoni in 2010 riding the stage 1 time trial that navigated through Amsterdam.
The team at the team presentation for the 2012 Giro d'Italia in Herning, Denmark.

The Giro is one of cycling's prestigious three-week-long Grand Tours, and after the Tour de France is the second most important stage race in the world (the Triple Crown of Cycling denotes the achievement of winning the Giro, the Tour and the UCI Road World Championships in the same season).

Vuelta a España

Annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.

Annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries.

The daily Informaciones with information about the Vuelta a España first edition
The 21st and final stage of the 2013 Vuelta a España on Paseo del Prado in Madrid.

Inspired by the success of the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, the race was first organised in 1935.

Evans at the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné

Cadel Evans

Australian former professional racing cyclist, who competed professionally in both mountain biking and road bicycle racing.

Australian former professional racing cyclist, who competed professionally in both mountain biking and road bicycle racing.

Evans at the 2012 Critérium du Dauphiné
Evans at the 2005 Deutschland Tour
Evans at the 2008 Bay Classic Series
Evans at the 2010 Tour de France team presentation
Evans wearing the yellow jersey during a Criterium in Surhuisterveen after the 2011 Tour de France
Evans on Stage 9 of the 2012 Tour de France
Evans during the 2015 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

A four-time Olympian, Evans is one of three non-Europeans – along with Greg LeMond and Egan Bernal – to have officially won the Tour de France, winning the race in 2011.

Cavendish at the 2012 Tour de France

Mark Cavendish

Manx professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Manx professional road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Cavendish at the 2012 Tour de France
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Matthew Goss of Australia, Cavendish and Germany's André Greipel on the podium after the road race at the 2011 road world championships.
Cavendish won the final stage of the 2012 Tour de France on the Champs-Élysées, for a record fourth successive year.
Cavendish won the red jersey at the 2013 Giro d'Italia, becoming one of only five riders to win the points classification in all three Grand Tours.
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Cavendish at the 2015 Vattenfall Cyclassics.
Cavendish in 2018
Cavendish during a press conference at the 2010 Tour of California, with his autobiography Boy Racer.

Cavendish has won 34 Tour de France stages, tieing him for first on the all-time list with the legendary Eddy Merckx, contributing to a third-highest total of fifty-three Grand Tour stage victories.

The 2013 polka dot jersey, worn by Pierre Rolland

Mountains classification in the Tour de France

The 2013 polka dot jersey, worn by Pierre Rolland
Ide Schelling in the 2021 polka dot jersey

The mountains classification is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, that started in 1933.

Pierre Rolland riding to victory on Alpe d'Huez on Stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France

Alpe d'Huez

Ski resort in southeastern France at 1250 to 3330 m. It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez, which is part of the department of Isère in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Ski resort in southeastern France at 1250 to 3330 m. It is a mountain pasture in the Central French Western Alps, in the commune of Huez, which is part of the department of Isère in the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Pierre Rolland riding to victory on Alpe d'Huez on Stage 19 of the 2011 Tour de France
Skiing the Couloir des cheminées de Mâcle above Alpe d'Huez resort
Alpe d'Huez resort
Profile of Alpe d'Huez
Panorama of the famous 21 bends towards Alpe d'Huez with outline
Sign at Bend 16 on the climb to Alpe d'Huez
Alpe d'Huez in summer

Alpe d'Huez is known internationally as an iconic cycling venue, as it is used regularly in the Tour de France cycle race, including twice on the same day in 2013.

1989 Tour de France

Defending champion Pedro Delgado (pictured in 2016) was considered the strongest favourite for victory.
Greg LeMond after stage 1 in Luxembourg City
Laurent Fignon (pictured winning stage 20 of the 1989 Giro d'Italia) captured the yellow jersey from Greg LeMond on stage 10
The final straight of Alpe d'Huez, which hosted the finish of stage 17
Greg LeMond during the final-stage individual time trial
The Souvenir Henri Desgrange prize was awarded to the first rider to pass the monument to Henri Desgrange close to the summit of the Col du Galibier

The 1989 Tour de France was the 76th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

Mont Ventoux as seen from Avignon, around 50 km away.

Mont Ventoux

Mountain in the Provence region of southern France, located some 20 km northeast of Carpentras, Vaucluse.

Mountain in the Provence region of southern France, located some 20 km northeast of Carpentras, Vaucluse.

Mont Ventoux as seen from Avignon, around 50 km away.
Mont Ventoux as seen from the town of Roussillon.
View of Mont Ventoux from Mirabel-aux-Baronnies
The view from the summit of Mont Ventoux at dawn
Memorial of Tom Simpson, who died near the summit during the 1967 Tour de France, aged 29.
Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana climbing Mont Ventoux at the 2013 Tour de France
Summit of Mont Ventoux

It has gained fame through its inclusion in the Tour de France cycling race; in 2009 it was the scene of the first penultimate-day mountain top finish in the Tour de France, with Alberto Contador sealing his yellow jersey.

Ullrich in 2016

Jan Ullrich

German former professional road bicycle racer.

German former professional road bicycle racer.

Ullrich in 2016
Ullrich with teammate Udo Bölts crossing the Vosges mountains during the 1997 Tour de France
Ullrich in Hanover, 2005
Ullrich in 2005
Ullrich in 2014

In the final time trial, won by Abraham Olano, Ullrich extended his lead over Virenque and the following day became the first German to win the Tour de France.

Thomas at the 2018 Deutschland Tour

Geraint Thomas

Welsh professional racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam, Wales and Great Britain.

Welsh professional racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam, Wales and Great Britain.

Thomas at the 2018 Deutschland Tour
Thomas during the first stage of the 2007 Tour de France
Thomas at the 2009 Tour of Britain
Thomas at the 2010 Tour de France, wearing the white jersey of the young rider classification leader
Thomas wearing the National Road Race Champion's jersey in 2011
Thomas at the 2012 Tour de Romandie, wearing the leader's jersey after winning the prologue.
Thomas at the 2013 Tour de France.
Thomas competing in the road time trial at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, where he took the bronze medal
Thomas in the prologue of the 2015 Paris–Nice
Thomas on the final stage of the 2015 Tour de France, wearing a one off kit to celebrate Chris Froome's overall victory
Thomas at the 2016 Paris–Nice, a race that he won.
At the 2017 Tour de France, Thomas took the race leader's yellow jersey after he won the opening stage.
Thomas wearing the yellow jersey on stage 12 of the 2018 Tour de France
Thomas at the 2018 Tour of Britain
Thomas leading teammate and eventual 2019 Tour winner Egan Bernal on the penultimate stage

Thomas made his Tour de France debut at the 2007 race as the youngest rider in the race as picked up one of the three wildcard spots allocated for the race.