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Written by Francoise & Serge Laget, Philippe Cazaban and Gilles Montgermont, Tour de France - Official 100th Race Edition tells the history of the Tour through a mix of words and pictures. Courtesy of the UK publishers, Quercus, below we present a selection of images from the book. Check back next week when you'll have a chance to win a copy for yourself.

Tour de France - Official 100th Anniversary Editon
Tour de France - Official 100th Anniversary Editon
Quercus

Le Tour de France100 – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1907
1907 - Checking to see that all the riders are riding the correct course

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1913
1913 - Lambot crosses the Aubisque

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1920
1920 - Col d'Allos

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1928
1928 - Who knows what danger lurks around the corner?

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1936
1936 - Some days are wetter than others

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1949
1949 - Brussels - note the jeeps to the left, army surplus utilized by the race organizers

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1951
1951 - Keeping cool in the mountains

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1952
1952 - La Domenica del Corriere's take on Coppi's ride from Bourg d'Oisans to Sestrère

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1953
1953 - Crowds on the Tourmalet

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1957
1957+1958 - Anquetil (with Darrigade) and Gaul, cover stars

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1958
1958 - A fireman helps the peloton keep cool on another hot day in the saddle

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1960
1960 - An artist's impression of Rivière's fall on the descent of the Perjuret (inset, a similar scene from the 1953 race, this time Koblet falling)

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1964
1964 - Anquetil + Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder on the Puy de Dôme

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1969
1969 - Pellos's take on Merckx's steamrolling of the opposition in his début Tour

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1979
1979 - Hinault after a time trial

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1985
1985 - LeMond, Hinault and Kelly have time to reflect before the final jersey presentation ceremony in Paris

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1993
1993 - Pierre Charles (Pic) celebrates the Tour's 90th anniversary with a genealogical tree of all the race's winners.

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 1999
1999 - Carnage on the Causeway as the Passage du Gois makes an early selection on possible contenders for the overall title

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 2003
2003 - Basque fans turn the Pyrénées orange

Tour de France – Official 100th Race Edition, Quercus - 2010
2010 - Waiting to get underway

For more information on the book check out the Quercus website.