Trivia de France: Stage 1

Stage 1, Porto-Vecchio / Bastia

29 June

The man behind the Grandest of all the Tour’s 100 Grand Departes – i.e. the very first one in 1903 – earned his place in cycling folklore long before the Tour started. He set the first-ever World Hour Record in 1893 – 35.325 kilometres.

Henri Desgrange
Henri Desgrange
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