On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 15:30:38 -0700 (PDT), Brett Horton wrote: "Today marked the opening of the 100th anniversary exhibition of the TdF at Paris City Hall. <snip> In addition to the photos, there are a fair number of objects on display including significant bikes, trophies, jerseys, etc. from 1903 through the present <snip>"
I just returned from Paris, and what Brett neglected to mention about the
subject exhibition is that he was the signifiicant contributor of stuff: bicycle,
pump, ephemera, and wonderful woolen jerseys. Thank you, Brett. It was a
delightful exhibit, and outside City Hall, France Channel 2 had set up an
outdoor studio for live broadcasts Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. On Thursday
night they presented most of the Tour winners from the past 30 years or so, and we
stood 40 feet from the interviews with Lance Armstrong, Eddie Merckx, Bernard
Hinault, Laurent Fignon, etc. The interviews took place on a circular stage
surrounded by bikes of Tours past (some very classic and some very past).