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Henri Desgrange

Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France Henri Desgrange

Profession: Cyclist and Founder of the Tour-de-France

Nationality:
France
French

Born: January 31, 1865
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: August 16, 1940 (aged 75)

Events in the Life of Henri Desgrange

  • 1893-05-11 Henri Desgrange establishes world's 1st bicycle world record, travelling 35.325 km (21.95 miles) an hour
  • 1894-04-24 French cyclist Henri Desgrange rides 100km in a world record time of 2:39:18
  • 1902-11-20 Geo Lefevre and Henri Desgrange create Tour de France bicycle race

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