Tour de France 2005: Prologue-Stage 1

Lance Armstrong at a pre-race conference. (Beth Schneider)
Lance Armstrong at a pre-race conference.

Lance Armstrong at a pre-race conference.

Armstrong tells the press about his expectations for the 2003 Tour de France.

Armstrong tells the press about his expectations for the 2003 Tour de France.
(Beth Schneider)


Bradley McGee, Australian sprinter for the French FDJeux.com team, wins the Tour Prologue.

Bradley McGee, Australian sprinter for the French FDJeux.com team, wins the Tour Prologue.
(Beth Schneider)


Stage 1 of the 2003 Tour begins at Au Réveil Matin Restaurant, in Montgeron, where the first Tour de France started 100 years ago.

Stage 1 of the 2003 Tour begins at Au Réveil Matin Restaurant, in Montgeron, where the first Tour de France started 100 years ago.
(Beth Schneider)


After a tremendous crash in Stage 1, Olag Pollack crosses the finish line with a broken bike.

After a tremendous crash in Stage 1, Olag Pollack crosses the finish line with a broken bike.
(Beth Schneider)


American Tyler Hamilton, involved in the Stage 1 crash, finishes with a fractured collarbone.

American Tyler Hamilton, involved in the Stage 1 crash, finishes with a fractured collarbone.
(Beth Schneider)

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