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Tour de France, Perrier by Eric Koch, 1966

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH

The Tour de France is an iconic annual professional road cycling race that spans over three weeks, typically held in July. First staged in 1903, it has evolved into one of the most prestigious and challenging events in the sport.

Notably, the 1966 Tour de France became the first edition to permit foreign professional teams to participate alongside national teams. This represented a significant change in the race's format, encouraging greater international competition. Before 1966, only national teams were permitted, but the inclusion of professional teams introduced a new layer of complexity and rivalry to the event. The Belgian team "Solo-Superia" emerged victorious that year, with Lucien Aimar of France claiming the individual title. This 53rd edition marked the commencement of a more modern and global era for the Tour de France, setting the stage for the diverse and competitive field of international professional teams that characterises the race in contemporary times. – Gareth Evans

Taken: 22 June 1966 (Stage 2)
Location: 
Belgium (Charleville to Tournai)
Photographer:
 Eric Koch / Fotocollectie Anefo
Remaster: 
Gareth Evans 
Original Format: 
Negative
Commercial Use: 
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PRINT CREDENTIALS

Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.

ORIGINAL CAPTION

"Tour de France, drukte bij start"

"Tour de France, crowds at the start."

Tour de France, Perrier by Eric Koch, 1966
Tour de France, Perrier by Eric Koch, 1966
Tour de France, Perrier by Eric Koch, 1966
Tour de France, Perrier by Eric Koch, 1966

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