It now seems like an age since the Tour de France‘s Grand Départ in Utrecht on July 4, and with just two racing stages plus the ceremonial procession through Paris left, Chris Froome is looking good for his second yellow jersey.
But long before the Kenyan-born Brit made headlines with his help towards/challenge of Bradley Wiggins‘s win in 2012, many hundreds of riders had taken part in the Grande Boucle.
This cycling quiz sets out to test your knowledge of the world’s greatest sporting event, from its humble beginnings in 1903 to the spectacle we see today.
Questions overlook much of the ‘Lance era’, for obvious reasons, but your knowledge will need to extend beyond the last 20 years if you are to have any hope of a decent score.
Rated from Tour legend down to lanterne rouge, see what kind of racing aficionado (completely unofficial) you really are.
Photographs by Graham Watson