Tour de la Musique

Jul 19, 2017, 08:05 AM

In the 1930s, the Tour de France used to have an official song each year. Almost all of them were absolutely dreadful and it has to be said that although the Tour has inspired plenty of music since, much of it has been little improvement on those early songs.

The notable exception is Tour de France by Düsseldorf band Kraftwerk.

This episode of Kilometre 0 is inspired by Juke Box Jury as François Thomazeau reveals ten songs that have been inspired by cycling. There's also an appearance by Jean-François Bernard singing his late 1980s 'hit' Tour de France.

So, come on pop-pickers, let the countdown commence...

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