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

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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