Tour de France in History

Events in Sport

Events 1 - 100 of 110

  • 1902-11-20 Geo Lefevre & Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race
  • 1903-01-19 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
  • 1903-07-01 1st Tour de France bicycle race begins
  • 1903-07-19 1st Tour de France won by Maurice Garin of France
  • 1904-07-24 2nd Tour de France won by Henri Cornet of France
  • 1905-07-30 3rd Tour de France won by Louis Trousselier of France
  • 1906-07-29 4th Tour de France won by Rene Pottier of France
  • 1907-08-04 5th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton of France
  • 1908-08-09 6th Tour de France won by Lucien Petit-Breton
  • 1909-08-01 7th Tour de France won by Francois Faber of Luxembourg
  • 1910-07-31 8th Tour de France won by Octave Lapize of France
  • 1911-07-30 9th Tour de France won by Gustave Garrigou of France
  • 1912-07-28 10th Tour de France won by Odile Defraye of Belgium
  • 1913-07-27 11th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1914-07-26 12th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1919-07-27 13th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1920-07-27 14th Tour de France won by Philippe Thys of Belgium
  • 1921-07-24 15th Tour de France won by Leon Scieur of Belgium
  • 1922-07-23 16th Tour de France won by Firmin Lambot of Belgium
  • 1923-07-22 17th Tour de France won by Henri Pelissier of France
  • 1924-07-20 18th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • 1925-07-19 19th Tour de France won by Ottavio Bottecchia of Italy
  • 1926-07-18 20th Tour de France won by Lucien Buysse of Belgium
  • 1927-07-17 21st Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • 1928-07-15 22nd Tour de France won by Nicolas Frantz of Luxembourg
  • 1929-07-28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • 1930-07-27 24th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1931-07-26 25th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1932-07-31 26th Tour de France won by Andre Leducq of France
  • 1933-07-23 27th Tour de France won by Georges Speicher of France
  • 1934-07-29 28th Tour de France won by Antonin Magne of France
  • 1935-07-28 29th Tour de France won by Romain Maes of Belgium
  • 1936-08-02 30th Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1937-07-25 31st Tour de France won by Roger Lapebie of France
  • 1938-07-31 32nd Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • 1939-07-30 33rd Tour de France won by Sylvere Maes of Belgium
  • 1947-07-20 34th Tour de France won by Jean Robic of France
  • 1948-07-25 35th Tour de France won by Gino Bartali of Italy
  • 1949-07-24 36th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1950-08-07 37th Tour de France won by Ferdi Kübler of Switzerland
  • 1951-07-29 38th Tour de France won by Hugo Koblet of Switzerland
  • 1952-07-19 39th Tour de France won by Fausto Coppi of Italy
  • 1953-07-26 40th Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1954-08-01 41st Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1955-07-30 42nd Tour de France won by Louison Bobet of France
  • 1956-07-28 43rd Tour de France won by Roger Walkowiak of France
  • 1957-07-20 44th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1958-07-19 45th Tour de France won by Charly Gaul of Luxembourg
  • 1959-07-18 46th Tour de France won by Federico Bahamontes of Spain
  • 1960-07-17 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
  • 1961-07-16 48th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1962-07-15 49th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1963-07-14 50th Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1964-07-14 51st Tour de France won by Jacques Anquetil of France
  • 1965-07-14 52nd Tour de France won by Felice Gimondi of Italy
  • 1966-07-14 53rd Tour de France won by Lucien Aimar of France
  • 1967-07-23 54th Tour de France won by Roger Pingeon of France
  • 1968-07-21 55th Tour de France won by Jan Janssen of Netherlands
  • 1969-07-20 56th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1970-07-19 57th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1971-07-18 58th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1972-07-22 59th Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1973-07-22 60th Tour de France won by Luis Ocana of Spain
  • 1974-07-21 61st Tour de France won by Eddy Merckx of Belgium
  • 1975-07-20 62nd Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • 1976-07-18 63rd Tour de France won by Lucien Van Impe of Belgium
  • 1977-07-24 64th Tour de France won by Bernard Thevenet of France
  • 1978-07-23 65th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1979-07-22 66th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1980-07-20 67th Tour de France won by Joop Zoetemelk of Netherlands
  • 1981-07-19 68th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1982-07-25 69th Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1983-07-24 70th Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • 1984-07-22 71st Tour de France won by Laurent Fignon of France
  • 1985-07-21 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • 1986-07-27 73rd Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1987-07-26 74th Tour de France won by Stephen Roche of Ireland
  • 1988-07-24 75th Tour de France won by Pedro Delgado of Spain
  • 1989-07-23 76th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1990-07-22 77th Tour de France won by Greg LeMond of USA
  • 1990-09-27 Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House
  • 1991-07-28 78th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1992-07-26 79th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1993-07-25 80th Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1994-07-24 81st Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1995-07-23 82nd Tour de France won by Miguel Indurain of Spain
  • 1996-07-21 83rd Tour de France won by Bjarne Riis of Denmark
  • 1997-07-27 84th Tour de France won by Jan Ullrich of Germany
  • 1998-08-02 85th Tour de France won by Marco Pantani of Italy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-07-25 86th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1904-02-15 Antonin Magne, French cyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)
  • 1905-06-21 Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)
  • 1909-08-27 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), born in Gistel, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • 1912-08-10 Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)
  • 1919-07-24 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), born in Marthalen (d. 2017)
  • 1920-02-03 Stan Ockers, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1955, 56)
  • 1925-03-12 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55)
  • 1934-01-08 Jacques Anquetil, France, Tour de France cyclist (5-time winner)
  • 1945-06-17 Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)
  • 1954-11-14 Bernard Hinault, French cyclist (Tour de France)
  • 1960-08-12 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), born in Paris (d. 2010)
  • 1961-06-26 Greg LeMond, US professional road cyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990), born in Lakewood, California
  • 1964-07-16 Miguel Indurain, Spanish cyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-09-18 Lance Armstrong, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs, born in Plano, Texas

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 1980-04-28 Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist (Olympic Gold 2004, 2008 Tour de France 2012), born in Ghent, Belgium
  • 1982-12-06 Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner

Deaths in Sport

  • 1940-08-16 Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75
  • 1966-12-05 Sylvère Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1936 and 1939), dies at 57
  • 1983-02-22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • 1983-03-13 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • 1983-09-08 Antonin Magne, French bicylist (won Tour de France 1931, 34), dies
  • 1987-11-18 Jacques Anquetil, French cyclist (5x Tour de France), dies at 53
  • 1991-10-17 Piet van Est, The Vuurbal, cyclist (7x Tour de France), dies at 57
  • 1994-05-19 Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48
  • 2010-08-31 Laurent Fignon, French cyclist (1983 & 1984 Tour de France), dies of cancer at 50
  • 2016-12-29 Ferdi Kübler, Swiss cyclist (Tour de France 1950), dies at 97