The 7 Coolest Bikes in Tour de France History

While we can undoubtedly credit a cyclist's legs and fortitude when he wears the maillot jaune or even manages to complete the grueling 2,200 miles that make up the Tour de France. One can't ignore the trusty steed that's with him every pedal stroke of the way. Sure, in the words of Lance Armstrong, "It's not about the bike,"—but a steel-framed fixie would have a hell of time beating a carbon fiber Cannondale up Alpe D'Huez.

While the following bikes adhere to strict UCI regulations—keeping them from sporting some the most advanced technology of each bike's era—these rigs remain some of the most drool-worthy two-wheelers of their time.

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