Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Lakeside Resort in Central KY
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Does anyone know if the TDF has always run on the team system? Was there ever a time when 200 riders just took off and rode like mad as independents. I'm asking because the older pictures of the TDF that I've seen have guys with inner tubes strapped around their shoulders and frequent stops for a nice glass of bordeaux. Plus, The Ford model A (or its Fiat equivalent) probably didn't make too good of a support vehicle.