Isle of Man :Tour De France Edition 100

\"iomWidely regarded as the world’s biggest annual sporting event, the Tour de France will mark its 100th edition this year.To celebrate, Isle of Man Post Office is issuing a set of eight postage stamps honouring its greatest champions and the role that Britain and indeed the Isle of Man has played in adding to the colourful history of the world’s greatest race.Le Tour as it’s now known, started in 1903 with the first British riders taking part in 1937 but it wasn’t until 1958 that the first Briton, Brian Robinson won a stage. Indeed the Yorkshireman has played a key role in bringing the tour to his home country for the Grand Départ in 2014, so there are several reasons why he has been chosen to feature on one of the values.

There are just eight images from 100 Tours featured in this stamp issue but each one honours one of its greatest champions.

Technical Details Issue Date: 19.06.2013 Designer: EJC Design Printer: BDT Process: Offset Lithography Colours: 4 Colours Size: 36 x36mm Values: 1p, 40p, 42p, 69p, 73p, 108p, 113p, 120p

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