This is a small selection of photos from the 1998 Tour de France.

The problems of last year's Tour have been well documented, and it is a shame that Pantani's fantastic win, and the race's first visit to Ireland were somewhat overshadowed.

The repercussions of last year's events will be felt for some time yet, for instance the organisers of this Year's Paris-Nice event are said to be having problems securing sponsorship for the race.

Clicking on the thumb-nail images will take you to a larger version.
Clicking on the large image will then take you to the next one.
The photos are in no particular order, so if you are looking for a particular rider, you may want to try the photo index.

(Le Tour de France 1998)