1971 Tour de France was a great tragedy for Luis Ocaña, who won the Tour de France in 1973 and the Vuelta a España in 1970.
Two bikes used by Marco Pantani in Tour de France sold for 13,000 and 8,000 Euro at an auction in Italy. 1998 bike sold for 13,000 Euro (Pantani won Tour de France in 1998).
Pedro Delgado, the defending champion, missed his start time with 2:40 at the prologue at the start of the 1989 Tour de France. Delgado covered the distance only 14 seconds slower than Erik Breukink, the stage winner. But adding the 2 minutes and 40 seconds at his time, he became the only defending champion to […]
1989 edition of Tour de France won by Greg LeMond with the narrowest margin in its history: eight seconds. It was LeMond’s second Tour victory.
Look at the two great photos about cycling, with no bikes on them: I was very impressed when I saw them first.
In 1919, Frenchman Eugène Christophe became the first rider to wear the race leader’s yellow jersey of the Tour de France.
Stage 20 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Annecy and Annecy-Semnoz. The length of the course is 125 kilometers.
Stage 19 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage between Bourg-d’Oisans and Le Grand-Bornand. The length of the course is 204.5 kilometers.
Stage 18 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Gap and Alpe d’Huez. The length of the course is 172.5 kilometers. Peloton will climb Alpe d’Huez not once but twice.
Stage 15 of Tour de France 2013 (100th edition) is a Mountain stage with summit finish between Givors and Mont Ventoux. The length of the course is 242.5 kilometers, the longest in 2013 Tour de France.