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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 July 2004, 15:06 GMT 16:06 UK
Tour de France 2003 photos

Alessandro Petacchi virtually owned the first week - winning four of the first six stages before retiring

Alessandro Petacchi virtually owned the first week - winning four of the first six stages before retiring from the race

The infamous Tour devil comes a cropper when he comes face to face with other Tour fans during the second week

The infamous Tour devil comes a cropper when he comes face to face with other Tour fans during the second week

Lance Armstrong battles it out with Joseba Beloki - his leading rival during the opening week-and-a-half

Lance Armstrong battles it out with Joseba Beloki - his leading rival during the opening week-and-a-half

Richard Virenque led the whole of France in celebration after winning stage seven and picking up the leader's yellow jersey

Richard Virenque led the whole of France in celebration after winning stage seven and picking up the leader's yellow jersey

Jan Ullrich blew Armstrong away with an absolutely breathtaking time trial on stage 12

Jan Ullrich blew Armstrong away with an absolutely breathtaking time trial on stage 12

In one of the most dramatic stages in recent history, Armstrong fell on stage 14 but recovered to win

In one of the most dramatic stages in recent history, Armstrong fell on stage 14 but recovered to win

Tyler Hamilton - the hero of the Tour - broke away from the leading pack by winning stage 15 with a broken collarbone

Tyler Hamilton - the hero of the Tour - broke away from the leading pack by winning stage 15 with a broken collarbone

Britain's David Millar had promised to win a stage during the Tour and duly did the honours on stage 16

Britain's David Millar had promised to win a stage during the Tour and duly did the honours on stage 16

Baden Cooke (left) edged out Robbie McEwen on the Champs Elysees to win the green jersey - the sprinters' top prize

Baden Cooke (left) edged out Robbie McEwen on the Champs Elysees to win the green jersey - the sprinters' top prize

Lance Armstrong and his then wife Kristin celebrate his record-equalling fifth Tour de France win

Lance Armstrong and his then wife Kristin celebrate his record-equalling fifth Tour de France win

The one-two-three trio of Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov celebrate their heroics in Paris

The one-two-three trio of Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich and Alexandre Vinokourov celebrate their heroics in Paris

(Left to right) Green jersey winner Baden Cooke, yellow jersey wearer Lance Armstrong and King of the Mountains winner Richard Virenque on the winners' podium

(Left to right) Green jersey winner Baden Cooke, yellow jersey wearer Lance Armstrong and King of the Mountains winner Richard Virenque on the winners' podium



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