Le Tour De France

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French Charly Mottet from Systeme U speeds 16 July 1987 during the... News Photo1980-1989,Archival,Aveyron,Blagnac,Cycling,France,Horizontal,Millau,Speed,Sport,Sports Round,Sunglasses,Tour de France,Yellow JerseyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPFrench Charly Mottet from Systeme U speeds 16 July 1987 during the 16th stage of the 74th Tour de France, between Blagnac and Millau. The yellow jersey changed hands several times with Charly Mottet, Roche, Jean François Bernard and Delgado all wearing it before Roche used the final 35km time trial to overturn a half-minute gap and win the Tour by what was at the time the narrowest margin ever of just 40 seconds. Thus Roche became only the fifth cyclist in history to win the Tour de France and the Giro in the same year. He was also the first and only Irishman ever to win the Tour de France. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)