1912 Tour de France

1912Tour de France186DNF-4
The 1912 Tour de France was the tenth running of the Tour de France.wikipedia
63 Related Articles

Tour de France

Tours de FranceTourLe Tour de France
The 1912 Tour de France was the tenth running of the Tour de France.
Between 1905 and 1912 inclusive, in response to concerns about rider cheating in the 1904 race, the general classification was awarded according to a point-based system based on their placings in each stage, and the rider with the lowest total of points after the Tour's conclusion was the winner.

Alcyon (cycling team)

Alcyon-DunlopAlcyonAlcyon–Dunlop
The Alcyon team had the pre-race favourite, Gustave Garrigou, the winner of the previous Tour de France.
The team won the Tour de France four times before World War I with François Faber in 1909, Octave Lapize in 1910, Gustave Garrigou in 1911 and Odile Defraye in 1912.

Odile Defraye

Odiel Defraye
After 4 stage wins during the Tour of Belgium, the Alcyon team hired Odile Defraye to help Gustave Garrigou repeat his win of the 1911 Tour de France.

Gustave Garrigou

After 4 stage wins during the Tour of Belgium, the Alcyon team hired Odile Defraye to help Gustave Garrigou repeat his win of the 1911 Tour de France.

1911 Tour de France

1911Tour de France11
After 4 stage wins during the Tour of Belgium, the Alcyon team hired Odile Defraye to help Gustave Garrigou repeat his win of the 1911 Tour de France.

Charles Crupelandt

The rest of his team La Française, the two remaining Charles Crupelandt and Marcel Godivier did not start the next stage, also in protest.

Eugène Christophe

Eugene Christophe
In the 1912 Tour de France Christophe was denied victory by the system of awarding victory to the winner on points.

Tour of Belgium

Ronde van BelgiëBaloise Belgium TourTour de Belgique
After 4 stage wins during the Tour of Belgium, the Alcyon team hired Odile Defraye to help Gustave Garrigou repeat his win of the 1911 Tour de France.

Alcyon

After 4 stage wins during the Tour of Belgium, the Alcyon team hired Odile Defraye to help Gustave Garrigou repeat his win of the 1911 Tour de France.

Henri Desgrange

Desgrange
This was quickly forbidden afterwards by Tour organiser Henri Desgrange, and only allowed again in 1937.

Col de Portet d'Aspet

Portet d'AspetCol de Portet-d'Aspet
During that stage in the Pyrenees, Defraye broke away on the Col de Portet d'Aspet, and Lapize could not follow.

La Française (cycling team)

La FrançaiseLa Française-DiamantLa Française-Dunlop
The rest of his team La Française, the two remaining Charles Crupelandt and Marcel Godivier did not start the next stage, also in protest.

Marcel Godivier

The rest of his team La Française, the two remaining Charles Crupelandt and Marcel Godivier did not start the next stage, also in protest.

Belfort

Belfort, Franceagglomération BelfortaineBelfort 1944