Mountain stages used to be a little different on the tour , similar routes just the road conditions might have resulted in a few punctures these days. Picturesque mountains in the background.
The 1928 Tour passing through a village, women waiting to cross the road. Again the roads look in poor condition but the riders don't seem to be going too fast here.
Running repairs, bit of grease from a man hanging out of a support car. Health & Safety in full force.
Only a few years old the Tour was growing in popularity and as we see above the 1906 was attracting lots of spectators through a French town.