Le Tour started yesterday. In 1983, ‘Tour De France’ was another Kraftwerk celebration of man and machine, but this time it was a little less industrial. A month later the great Laurent Fignon would win the tour at the sprightly age of 23. Sadly, Fignon died of cancer 5 years ago at a premature age of just 50. People speculated about the wear and tear he had but his body through. The song communicates a sense of the physical endurance needed to do well in this most gruelling of tests – natural or manufactured.