A unique photo exhibition on 100 years of the Tour de France.
Celebrate 100 years of the Tour de France: frame by frame:
01 May-10 July at Sydney Sofitel Wentworth
15 July-31 August at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Entry is free
Australians adore the Tour de France and, with 2013 being its 100th edition. This year’s race promises to be one of the most anticipated ever.
To celebrate the Tour de France centenary, a striking photographic exhibition is touring from Paris to Sydney and Melbourne. It captures the emotion and evolution of the world’s biggest cycling race from the first event in 1903 - appropriately won by handle-bar moustachioed Maurice Garin – to the current day. The Tour has been held every year with the exception of the world war years.
This exhibition comprises more than 60 photos – ranging from early black and white images of charming towns thronged with spectators who’d journeyed by horse and cart, to the streaking colour blur of contemporary sprinters. There are famous faces, like five times Tour winner Bernaud Hinault.
This year’s centenary Tour will be raced entirely within France, visiting Corsica for the visit time, where the 3360 km route commences on 29 June. It will culminate, as always 21 days later on the Champs Élysées, following a gruelling double ascent of Alpes d’Huez.
The exhibition ‘Celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France’ opens in Sydney at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (01 May-10 July) before moving to Melbourne and the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins (15 July-31 August).
Its visit to Australia is sponsored by Le Coq Sportif, Atout France, and SBS.
Australia is beyond France the only country to stage this exhibition.
Admission fees and rates