1902

Race first conceived after Maurice Garin wakes up from 23-day amphetamine bender to find himself on other side of country

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1923

First year race is held outdoors

1941

Tour canceled as Europe’s bicycles redirected to war effort

1968

After the death of a cyclist the previous year, competitors are reminded to drink plenty of testosterone

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1976

Mesmerized by the scenery during the climb of the Alpe d’Huez, Spanish cyclist Juan Jose Cavilla pulls over to the side of the road to settle down and start a family

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1985

Team Skoal claims first Tour De France victory

1994

In an effort to attract younger fans, race organizers line the 160-kilometer 15th stage with quarter pipes

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2004

A raging, muscle-bound Lance Armstrong becomes the first man to win the Tour on foot

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2007

Americans lose interest in the race following a controversial mountain-stage format change

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2096

Hulking, sentient mass of muscle wins record 15th-straight Tour De France

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