100 years of the Tour de France
This year marks the 100th edition of the legendary Tour de France. The centenary Tour, which starts for the first time in Corsica on June 29 and runs until July 21, will take in some of France's most famous landmarks such as the Chateaux de Versailles as well as Mont Blanc, Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire region.
To celebrate 100 years of the world’s biggest cycling race, a photo exhibition will tour from Paris to Sydney and Melbourne.
Australia is the only country outside France to stage the Celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France exhibition that features more than 60 photos capturing the emotion and evolution of the event, from its inaugural race in1903 – appropriately won by handlebar moustachioed Maurice Garin – to the current day.
The unique collection includes early black and white images of charming towns, the streaking colour blur of contemporary sprinters, and famous faces, like five times Tour winner Bernaud Hinault.
The Tour de France has been held every year since 1903, with the exception of the world war years.
The exhibition will visit Sydney at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth from May 1 to July 14 and Melbourne at the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins from July 18 to August 31.
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