To celebrate the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race, Post Philately paid tribute to great race winners from Luxembourg.
The Tour de France is the world’s most famous cycling race, the route travels through 20-plus stages which cross the whole of France. The race traditionally ends on the Champs Élysées in Paris, after approximately 3,500 km.
Since 1903, the 3-week long race has been held in July. The Tour celebrates its 100th edition in 2013, despite having been cancelled during the two world wars (1914-1918 and 1940-1945).
Four Luxembourgish cyclists have won the Tour de France during its 100 year history.
The Belgian graphic designer Jean-Philippe Janus, has paid tribute to the Luxembourgish cyclists who have won the race. He has captured them alongside two features of the Tour de France:
the Pyrenees, symbolic of the Tour's famous mountain stages,