We offer a gallery of images, drawn from lesser-known corners of Tours past . . . . which, at the rate of one picture equaling 1,457 words (adjusted for inflation), should easily meet the day’s quota.
— Gard Hartmann
Gable rode hard for seven hours but never realized . . . .
Many Hollywood starlets had to chauffeur this dog, who claimed to be Jacques Anquetil.
‘The Cannibal’ Eddy Merckx digests after eating another competitor.
Bad crash in the peloton . . .
. . . sending Pee Wee Herman skyward
Michael Caine stealing my bike . . . I was 11.
The ghost of Eleanor Roosevelt haunts many mountain stages. OK, it’s not Eleanor Roosevelt.
Bogie answering a Bacall of nature, 1947 stage to Fez
Alfred Hitchcock lost precious seconds in 1952 time trial by refusing to shave his legs and wear spandex . . . and we thank him.