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 birth of Le Tour de France.
1903 Tour de France
The 1903 Tour de France. Six stages circling the country. The riders covering seemingly impossible distance, racing through the day and night. This first Tour de France was won by french rider Maurice Garin.
Stage 1 Paris – Lyon, 467 km | Stage 2 Lyon – Marseille, 374 km | Stage 3 Marseille – Toulouse, 423 km | Stage 4 Toulouse – Bordeaux, 268 km | Stage 5 Bordeaux – Nantes, 425 km | Stage 6 Nantes – Paris/Parc des Princes, 471.00 km
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