Photo Gallery: 100 Cycling Races through France 06/27/2013
 1929/1930: In order to limit arrangements being made between teams, Desgrange...
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1929/1930: In order to limit arrangements being made between teams, Desgrange changed Tour rules so that all riders from a given team came from the same country, turning the race into a national contest. In the 1930 race, eight riders each from Italy, Belgium, Spain and France participated -- and all riders had to use the same kind of bicycle. In this photo, the singer Josephine Baker poses with the French team.