Iconic Photos from the Tour de France

The Tour de France, the biggest event on the cycling calendar, starts tomorrow. At the start of the 99th Tour de France it was a good chance to look back at the some of the iconic images of the past and present.

Covering a total of 2,131 miles, over the course of 21 stages, we can’t wait for the excitement!


Suited and booted for the Tour De France



Who needs energy gels when you can have a smoke along the way instead! Photo: Getty Images



Pump it up! At the 9th stage of the 1950 Tour De France, Maurice Blomme from Belgium ensures his bike is ready to go


Eddie Merckx takes on the Tourmalet in his favourite yellow jersey in the 1969 Tour de France



THE PACK at the start of the second stage of the 2010 Tour de France. Photo: Getty Images