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Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 June 2003, 10:52 GMT 11:52 UK
2002 Tour de France in pictures

The riders file through the countryside in Germany on stage two of the 2002 race

After the prologue and first proper stage in Luxembourg the Tour cruised through Germany on stage three

Caravans line the side of the road as the peloton rides past on stage four

The race enjoys a fanatical following across Europe, with spectators flocking from far and wide, complete with caravans

The ONCE-Eroski team celebrate winning the team time trial, stage four

The ONCE-Eroski team triumphed on stage four, the 67.5-kilometre team time trial from Epernay to Chateau-Thierry

Oscar Gonzalez de Galdeano poses on the podium in the overall leader's yellow jersey after stage four

ONCE's team victory handed Spanish rider Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano the overall lead by four seconds

Lance Armstrong steps up onto the podium to receive the yellow jersey for the first time in 2002

Defending champion Lance Armstrong claimed the yellow jersey for the first time in the race by winning stage 11

David Millar, Cofidis' British rider, celebrates as he crosses the line to win stage 13

British rider David Millar of the Cofidis team won his only stage of the race on the 13th stage between Lavelanet and Béziers

Lance Armstrong rides through the mountains

Armstrong began to dominate the race in the mountain stages, gradually extending his overall lead over the chasing pack

Laurent Jalabert stands on the podium wearing the polka dot jersey after being crowned king of the mountains after stage 18

Veteran Laurent Jalabert confirmed his crown as the best climber, securing the king of the mountains jersey on stage 18

The peloton heads towards the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on the final stage

The peloton approaches the Arc de Triomphe at the top of the Champs-Elysees, the race's traditional finishing point in Paris

Robbie McEwen of Australia does a wheelie after winning the best sprinter title

Australian Robbie McEwen celebrated with a wheelie after securing the green points jersey for best sprinter

Lance Armstrong puts his hand on his heart as he listens to the American national anthem after winning the Tour de France

US Postal's Lance Armstrong claimed his fourth successive Tour de France victory after a dominant performance




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