Check out these fabulous Tour de France posters on the We Love Cycling website. Celebrating the heroism of the sport they also give a fascinating insight into the routes the riders took, often tracing a full circuit of the 'hexagon' that is France.
Did you know that only 49 of the 130 riders completed the 1925 course? Or that the time trial was introduced in 1927 after Henri Desgrange became dissatisfied with the team tactics being employed?
These images allow us to immerse ourselves into a romantic age that seems a million miles away from where we are now.