Every Route and Winner of the Tour de France, 1903-2013

I admit, this took a while. But I’ve complied all 100 routes of the Tour de France from 1903 to 2013 as well as every winner from the same period into two, admittedly quite large, images. I advise you click on them to view them properly and have a better look – they should be large enough to read individually!

The Routes

The Winners

NB: I don’t see the point in all this ‘rewriting history’ nonsense, partly because, as a university historian, you don’t just take out the bits you don’t like, and partly because it needs to be consistent – if you take out Armstrong, then lets take out Garin, Delgado, Anquetil, Riis, Ullrich, Pereiro, Contador, Coppi, Merckx, Fignon, Roche, etc as well, as they’ve all failed tests or cheated (lets be fair to Garin, he took the train ) in some manner, so why not wipe them out as well? I could probably find some heresay for everyone else as well if I wanted, so I’ve left Armstrong in – he won the Tour 7 times. If that’s horrendously offensive, well, tough. It’s sport, I’m sure you’ll live.

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5 thoughts on “Every Route and Winner of the Tour de France, 1903-2013

  1. Thanks a lot for these 2 fabulous pieces of handycraft. have printed them, stitched together. Will take it to display on the tour the France next week. of course with a ref to this page. THANKS

  2. Great work! I am still waiting for someone who makes in Google Maps a map with all routes 1903-2014. I am curious where the tour never came, in which spots of France. And where it most frequently passed through (I guess Montpellier). Your collections of maps might help with this.

  3. It would be interesting to compare, across 100 years, the differences in bicycle technology and specifications – as well as the times for each stage or famous climb & descent. I’ve wondered “What times would today’s cyclists product if they had to ride on pre-WW2 bicycles?”

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