Tour de France History
A brief history of Le Tour de FranceÂ . The greatest show on earth, le Tour is the largest annual sporting event in the world.
IntroductionÂ – Origins
A newspaper publicity stunt, personal animosity and class warfare set to the backdrop of one of the biggest political scandals in French history.Â The story of the birth of Le Tour de France.
1903 Tour de France
The 1903Â 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 1Â Paris Lyon, 467 km Â | Stage 2Â Lyon Marseille, 374 km Â | Stage 3 Marseille Toulouse, 423 kmÂ | Stage 4 Toulouse Bordeaux, 268 km | Stage 5 Bordeaux Nantes, 425 kmÂ | Stage 6Â Nantes Paris/Parc des Princes, 471.00 km
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