A Miscellany of Le Tour de France - Day 70
1983 One of the most revered songs produced in tribute to the Tour, Kraftwerk’s Tour de France was released in 1983.
The iconic sleeve design was adapted from an image that first appeared on a 1953 Hungarian postage stamp, one of a sport-themed set commemorating the opening the Népstadion (People’s Stadium) in Budapest.
Kraftwerk are huge cycling fans, and once spent the entire Tour following the peloton in one of the race officials’ vehicles.
Every day until the Grand Depart, we’ll be sharing 100 stories from the last 100 years, a design per day until the greatest show on earth begins. You can see the full set of stories, and purchase postcards and prints, at www.thehandmadecyclist.com