Your chance to own a part of 1973 Tour de France history

A Citroen HY Van, used to film the Tour de France, is available to buy on Ebay - but hurry, bidding ends at 7.50pm tonight

Cycling memorabilia is pretty common on auction website Ebay these days, but it's not often you find something dating back to the 1973 Tour de France.

If you search on YouTube for highlights of that edition of the Tour, you'll find a few grainy videos showing the action, with the race footage likely shot from the top of a van.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.