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The London start of the Tour de France this weekend is being celebrated with an exhibition of photographs documenting the world?s most famous cycle race over the past three decades.

The County Hall on London?s South Bank plays host to the free-to-enter show which depicts 30 years of the Tour de France in the eyes of veteran cycle racing photographer Graham Watson.

Graham (pictured below) says his interest in cycling photography began when he used to commute to and from London each day by bike – leading him to photograph his first Tour de France race in 1977.

A spokesman for the exhibition adds: ?Watson focused all his energies on photographing what he considered to be a beautiful sport, to the point in the early 1980s when he was a regular feature at European races and soon gained access to the inner-sanctum of cycling photographers ? a largely Belgian, French/Italian clan.?

Entitled ?Eyes on the Tour de France? the show is backed by sunglasses maker Oakley. It runs until 9 July at the County Hall Gallery, Riverside Building, County Hall, London SE1 7PB.

The exhibition is open from 10am-6.30pm.

For details visit http://www.countyhallgallery.com/exhibitions/graham-watson.html

Picture credits: Graham Watson

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