Tour de France: Adapt To Survive (1930-39)
"It never gets easier, you just go faster." - Greg LeMond
French Maurice Garin twice won the first edition of the Tour de France in 1903.
Italian cyclist Ottavio Bottecchia became the first rider to wear the yellow jersey of leader during the whole Tour de France after winning the first stage in 1924.
Italian racing cyclist Learco Guerra rides during the 9th step Pau-Luchon of the 24th Tour de France in 1930.
Belgian racing cyclists team surround Jean Aerts during the 2nd step Caen-Nantes during the 26th Tour de France.
Reporters wait for the racing cyclists during the 26th Tour de France.
Belgian racing cyclists team surround Jean Aerts during the 3rd step of the 26th Tour de France.
Spanish cyclist Vicente Trueba climbs the moutain pass of Tourmalet during the 18th stage of the 27th Tour de France.
Jean Aerts celebrates after winning the 19th step of the Tour de France on July 19th, 1933.
French racing cyclist Antonin Magne is interviewed after winning the 28th Tour de France.
Belgian cyclists Jules Lowie, Sylvere Maes, Felicien Vervaecke and Italian Ambrogio Morelli climb the mountain pass of Tourmalet on July 1935 during the 16th stage of the 29th Tour de France.
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