Le Tour

Each year in Australia SBS provides great coverage of the Tour de France. Each year we sit up in the early morning and watch remarkable feats of endurance … and hope in the most naive way that we are witnessing the true expression of mano-a-mano.

The Commons has some great images of the race many years before SBS’s coverage. I find them remarkably evocative and a powerful stimulus to consider the expression of the human spirit through sporting endeavour.

Photo Credits

Champs Elysees

First Tour de France

Climbing over a closed railway crossing

Hit by a car

Schepers drinking water

Ezquerra in the mountains

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