1903 Tour de France

Tour de France History

Tour de France History A brief history of Le Tour de France . The greatest show on earth, le Tour is the largest annual sporting event in the world. Introduction – Origins A newspaper publicity stunt, personal animosity and class warfare set to the backdrop of one of the biggest political scandals in French history. The story of…

The Circle of Death

Circle of Death The “Circle of Death” is the hardest Tour de France stage in the Pyrenees. It is a place where the Tour is often won and lost. In modern times it has been the 200 km from Luchon to Pau or vise versa. In 1910 it was the start of 326 km from Luchon to Bayonne.…

La Pierre-Saint-Martin 2015

2015 Tour de France in the Pyrenees. New rumours would indicate that the route of the 2015 Tour de France in the Pyrénées will be as follows. July 13th: Rest day in Pau July 14th: Tarbes – La Pierre-Saint-Martin. Possible Soulor, Aubisque and Marie Blanque. July 15th: Pau – Vallée des Gaves perhaps Cauterets or Lourdes. Or…

Bayonne Luchon 1926 Lucien Buysse col d'Aubisque

Lucien Buysse

Lucien Buysse Lucien Buysse, 11 September 1892 – 3 January 1980, was a Belgian cyclist and winner of the 1926 Tour de France. Lucien Buysse was born in Wontergem Belgium in 1892, Buysse started racing as a professional in 1914, in which year he rode his first Tour de France. He comes from one of…