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The great end of the “Tour de France”

11th Jan '17

We are on July 31, 1910, it is the arrival of the Tour de France at the Parc-des-Princes. The winner, Octave Lapize, is congratulated by his mother. The Tour de France, created seven years earlier, had started on July 3, 1910 and had 15 stages for a total of 4,737 kms. His classification was still done by points and not by time. Until the last stage, the 1910 edition was the scene of a rivalry between the two members of the same team, that of the “Alcyon”: François Faber (1887-1915), the winner of the previous edition Of the Tour, and Octave Lapize (1887-1917). These two cyclists will die a few years after, during the battles of the First World War. The Parc-des-Princes, the destination of the Tour, was inaugurated in July 1897 under the name of “Stade-velodrome of the Parc des Princes”.

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