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Stephen Roche from Ireland and the Carrera team, speeds 10 July 1987 in Futuroscope during the time trial during the 24th stage of the 74th Tour de France, taking place from 01 July to 26 July. The yellow jersey changed hands several times with Charly Mottet, Roche, Jean François Bernard and Delgado all wearing it before Roche used the final 35km time trial to overturn a half-minute gap and win the Tour by what was at the time the narrowest margin ever of just 40 seconds. Thus Roche became only the fifth cyclist in history to win the Tour de France and the Giro in the same year. He was also the first and only Irishman ever to win the Tour de France. AFP PHOTO PASCAL PAVANI