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Leon Scieur rides through the Alps during the 1920 Tour. | Courtesy VeloPress
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Tour de France: Top 10 Ways the Race Has Changed

See how the race has both changed and remained the same since 1903.

June 29, 2013
10:00 AM EDT
German Jan Ullrich employs carbon disc wheels to improve aerodynamics. | Courtesy VeloPress
A French family awaits the Tour with lunch in 1954. | Courtesy VeloPress
Domestiques, or helper riders, bring water and other drinks to race leaders. | Courtesy VeloPress
Eugene Christophe had to walk for miles to weld his broken forks. Today a team car would hand him a new bike. | Courtesy VeloPress
Orson Welles starts the 1950 Tour alongside champ Gino Bartali. | Courtesy VeloPress
Momentary chaos during the 2002 Tour. | Courtesy VeloPress
Lance Armstrong struggles up the Morzine climb in 2000. He was stripped of his seven Tour titles in 2012. | Courtesy VeloPress
Italian Marco Pantani and others protest police doping raids during 1998 Tour. He died of drug overdose in 2004. | Courtesy VeloPress
Cover of 'Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the World's Greatest Race' | All images courtesy of "Tour de France 100: A Photographic History of the World's Greatest Race" by Richard Moore, VeloPres

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