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Essence of Tour de France on Display in Paris

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The railings of the Palais du Luxembourg in Paris now host a selection of 80 photos that recount the history of the Tour de France, to celebrate its 100th edition.

 The series of images pays homage to the riders, the spectators and the outstanding landscapes that the cyclists pass through each year.

The 80 images will be on show until 27th July on the railings of the Jardin du Luxembourg, a venue which over the last few years, has become a stage of reference in the world of photography.

Among the vast array of millions of images held by French sports newspaper LEquipe, the selection available for viewing by passers-by until the end of Le Tour 2013 shows the agony and ecstasy of the riders as well as the links maintained with a watching public that is constantly being renewed.

 Christian Prudhomme, a French journalist and general director of the Tour de France since 2005, said the series pays witness to the unique relationship that exists between Le Tour and France, the biggest race in the world and the theatre in which it is played out. The roads, landscapes, mountains and towns of France are essential ingredients for the success of this race enjoyed by television viewers from all over the world. As such, we are once again honoured to enjoy the enthusiasm of Frances elected representatives who have provided us with a prestigious showcase.

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