Tag Archives: Tour de France

La Grande Boucle

The Tour de France, that mythic bike race that crisscrosses France, turns 100 this year. Drug scandals aside, this is an athletic tour de force. The French Senate, which is located within the beautiful Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, is marking … Continue reading

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Les petits ruisseaux font les grandes rivières

Maurice Garin, winner of the Tour de France, 1903 The Tour de France was born on November 20, 1902 and it had highly unusual parents: the Dreyfus Affair and newspaper rivalry. Alfred Dreyfus was a French military officer accused, convicted, and … Continue reading

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Hors ligne

Raymond Poulidor, born on April 15, 1936, was a cycling champion and remains the darling of the French. “Poupou’s” was known as “l’éternel second” because he never won the Tour de France, even though he won just about every other … Continue reading

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