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The first Tour de France, 1903 (Flickr Commons)

Photo: First Tour De France Winner, 1903

by Claire O'Neill
Jul 22, 2011

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It's hard to ignore the miserable-looking guy on the left, which the Nationaal Archief in The Hague identifies as "probably Leon Georget (not sure)." The photo, from the museum's Flickr site, shows the winner of the first-ever Tour de France, Maurice Garin.

It actually appears in a larger hodgepodge collection of photos showing the Tour de France through the years. We were charmed by the outfits, bikes and scenes in the images — and thought we'd share a few more.

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