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    Just finished the tour
    After having completed the event circuit at an average speed of 25 km/h,Maurice Garin his track he used</a> was rewarded with prize money of 6,075 francs, a handsome purse for the era. But most importantly, he was the first in a long line of champions.
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    Having already tackled the Ballon d’Alsace (1905), the peloton now got to grips with the summits of the Pyrenees. The following year, the race journeyed up into the Alps to take the Col du Galibier mountain pass.
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  • 1952 - First finish at altitude

    1952 - First finish at altitude
    1952 - First finish at altitude
    For this experiment three finishes at altitude were planned: Alpe d’Huez, Sestrières and Puy-de-Dôme. Italy’s Fausto Coppi crossed all three finish lines in front to claim his second Tour de France crown.
  • 1969 - Return to brand-name teams Eddy mendrixs

    1969 - Return to brand-name teams Eddy mendrixs
    Eddy mendricx1969 - Return to brand-name teams
    The national team formula was scrapped and the reversion to brand-name teams was made permanent.
  • 1974 - A fifth win for Eddy Merckx

    1974 - A fifth win for Eddy Merckx
    1974 - A fifth win for Eddy Merckx
    Known as “The Cannibal”, the Belgian Eddy Merckx lived up to his reputation by gobbling up the miles, setting the record for days in the Yellow Jersey (96) as well as for stage victories (34). He is also the only rider to have
  • 1976 - An eigth podium for Poulidor

    1976 - An eigth podium for Poulidor
    1976 - An eigth podium for Poulidor
    Raymond Poulidor never donned the Yellow Jersey, not even for one day. But at the age of 40, he mounted the event podium for an eighth time.
  • 1987 - Le Grand Départ from Berlin

    1987 - Le Grand Départ from Berlin
    1987 La tour to france1987 - Le Grand Départ from Berlin
    Le Tour had already got underway abroad, but this was the furthest it has ever ventured from French soil, two years before the fall of the Wall.
  • 1992 - A course for Europe

    1992 - A course for Europe
    1992 - A course for Europe
    To mark the signing of the Maastricht Treaty, the Tour called in on all its neighbours, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Luxembourg and Italy.
  • 2001 - A sixth green jersey for Zabel

    2001 - A sixth green jersey for Zabel
    2001 - A sixth green jersey for Zabel
    The German Erik Zabel, winner of twelve stages of le Tour, is best remembered as the record-holder for the most Green Jerseys won.
  • 2005 - End of the Armstrong era

    2005 - End of the Armstrong era
    2005 - End of the Armstrong era
    Lance Armstrong drew a line under his cycling career on the day of his seventh consecutive Tour de France victory. The American holds the absolute record for the most Tour wins.
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  • 1930 - The national 1930 teams

    1930 - The national 1930 teams
    1930 - The national teams In an era when the Davis Cup was dominated by the famous Mousquetaires of French tennis, the peloton was also stirring up plenty of patriotic sentiment. André Leducq was the overall winner of Le Tour and Charles Pélissier triumphed over eight stages. This was also the year that the publicity caravan was created.