Trivia de France: Stage 10

Stage 10, Saint-Gildas-des-Bois / Saint-Malo

9 July

On the rest day between the sixth and seventh stages of the 1910 Tour, French cyclist Adolphe Heliere drowned whilst swimming near Nice. He was the first rider to die during the Tour de France. Sadly he wasn’t the last.

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