Monday, March 30, 2015

France 2013 Stamp Issue
Tour de France - 100th Anniversary

 :: THEME: Tour de France

  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 5.82 €
   :: ISSUE DATE: 1 July 2013
    :: STAMP DESIGN: Olivier Ciappa & David Kawena


The illustrations show some of the major passages of the Tour: Calvi, Paris, Mont St Michel, Annecy, Bagneres-de-Bigorre, Versailles, Mont Ventoux and Alpe d'Huez .. Jerseys are also in honor. the polka dot jersey of best climber, the green of the first in the points classification, the red of the most combative or white best young under 25 years and the yellow jersey A little history .. Here already starts the centenary edition of the cycling loop founded in the early 20th century by Henri Desgrange. What was then a foolish bet, turned over time into a world-class event, combining both sports and party. This hundredth wanted to focus on the territories, towns and exceptional natural sites, who crossed, welcomed and marveled with the Tour. 

Beyond the millions of enthusiasts who will massage along the 3360 km of road will browse committed athletes this year, it is the viewers from 190 countries who will receive the images of the race. In Corsica, starting step and first visited by the tour by the Cathedral of Albi, Mont-Saint-Michel and to the Château de Versailles, it will be so many strong images of a rich tour of traditions and innovations. And Paris, the city that we conquered after so many sacrifices, will offer a new final eventful a yellow jersey to discover.