IBTimes UK presents dramatic black-and-white photos of the action and the spectators along the route of the 2017 Tour de France, the world's biggest cycling event. The 104th Tour de France began on Saturday 1 July with a 14-kilometre (8.7-mile) individual time trial up and down the banks of the Rhine River in Duesseldorf, and will conclude with the Champs-Élysées stage in Paris on 23 July 2017.