Henri Desgrange

Henri Desgrange

Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865, Paris – 16 August 1940, Beauvallon) was a French bicycle racer and sports journalist. He set 12 world track cycling records, including the hour record of 35.325 kilometres on 11 May 1893. He was the first organizer of the Tour de France. He organized the Tour until 1936.

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