Armstrong’s Downfall

Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the Tour de France; TDF100

Perhaps the single most dramatic moment of the Lance Armstrong era; Armstrong catches his handlebars in a spectactor’s bag and falls, while Ullrich takes evasive action. Armstrong then remounts, catches Ullrich and the other leaders, and wins the stage.

This photograph celebrating the history of the Tour de France is one of 250 rare and restored photographs from the book Tour de France 100.

The 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.

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.


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