|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.
(Le Tour de France 1998)