Photo: First Tour De France Winner, 1903 : The Picture Show The 98th Tour de France ends in two days. That's an excuse to look back at earlier races.
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Photo: First Tour De France Winner, 1903

The first Tour de France, 1903 The Nationaal Archief/The Hague/Flickr Commons hide caption

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The first Tour de France, 1903

The Nationaal Archief/The Hague/Flickr Commons

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.