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Tour De France - Notable Historical Events

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Tour De France - Historical Events
Date Event
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

1913-07-27

Belgian Philippe Thys wins Tour de France

1921-07-24

Belgium's Leon Scieur wins Tour de France

1929-07-29

Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France

1930-07-27

Andre Leducq wins Tour de France

1935-07-28

Belgium's Romain Maes wins Tour de France

1939-07-30

Belgium Sylvere Maes wins 33rd Tour de France

1951-07-16

1st Dutchman to win Tour de France (Wim Van Est)

1952-07-20

Fausto Coppi wins Tour de France

1954-08-01

Louison Bobet wins his 2nd Tour de France

1955-07-30

Louison Bobet wins his 3rd Tour de France

1958-07-19

Charly Gaul wins Tour de France

1964-07-14

Jacques Anquetil wins his 5th Tour de France

1968-07-21

Jan Janssen wins Tour de France: 1st Dutchman

1969-07-20

Eddy Merckx wins Tour de France

1971-07-18

Eddy Merckx wins his 3rd Tour de France

1972-07-23

Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wins his 4th consecutive Tour de France

1974-07-21

Eddy Merckx wins his 5th Tour de France

1976-07-18

Lucien van Impe wins Tour de France

1980-07-20

Joop Zoetemelk wins Tour de France

1983-07-24

Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France

1984-07-22

Laurent Fignon wins Tour de France

1985-06-09

Bernard Hinault wins Tour de France

1985-07-21

Bernard Hinault wins his 5th & last Tour de France

1986-07-27

Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France

1987-07-26

Stephen Roche wins Tour de France

1988-07-25

Pedro Delgado wins Tour de France

1989-07-21

Greg LeMond (US) wins Tour de France in fastest time

1990-07-08

Greg Lemond wins his 3rd Tour de France (90:43:20 avg 23.3 mph)

1990-07-22

Greg LeMond of US wins his 3rd Tour de France

1990-09-27

Tour de France champion Greg LeMond visits White House

1991-07-28

Miguel Indurain of Spain wins Tour de France bicycle race

1993-07-25

Miguel Indurain wins his 3rd Tour de France

1994-07-24

Miguel Indurain wins Tour de France

1995-07-23

Miguel Indurains wins his 5th Tour de France

2005-07-24

Lance Armstrong retires after winning a record seventh consecutive Tour de France victory (stripped for doping in 2012)

2012-08-29

The USADA claims to have stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles

2013-01-19

Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

2014-07-27

Vincenzo Nibali of Italy wins the Tour de France

2016-07-25

Tour de France 2016: Chris Froome completes third race victory

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Tour De France - Notable Birthdays

Lance ArmstrongSep 18, 1971

Tour De France - Birthdays
Date Event
1879-07-15

Louis de Carbonnat, Le tour de France par deux enfants

1904-02-15

Antonin Magne, French bicyclist (Tour de France 1931, 34)

1905-06-21

Jacques Goddot, French publisher (Tour de France)

1912-08-10

Romain Maes, Belgian bicylist (Tour de France 1935)

1920-02-03

Stan Ockers, Belgian bicyclist (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 bicycle racer (5-time winner)

1945-06-17

Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist (5 time winner of Tour de France)

1954-11-14

Bernard Hinault, French bicylist (Tour de France)

1961-06-26

Greg LeMond, US bicyclist (Tour de France winner-1986, 1989, 1990)

1964-07-16

Miguel Indurain, Spanish bicyclist (Tour de France winner 1991-95)

1971-05-28

Manuel Beltrán, Tour de France 2008

1971-09-18

Lance Armstrong, Plano Texas, American road cyclist (7 Tour de France wins) barred from sport for using banned drugs

1971-9-02

Leonardo Piepoli, Tour de France 2008

1973-10-24

Levi Leipheimer, Tour de France 2009

1975-11-03

Grischa Niermann, Tour de France 2009

1977-01-04

David Millar, Blood Sweat and Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France

1977-05-06

Christophe Brandt, Tour de France 2008

1978-11-30

Pierrick Fédrigo, Tour de France 2009

1981-03-18

Fabian Cancellara, Tour de France 2009

1982-04-20

Matt Sausmer, Blood Sweat and Gears: Racing Clean to the Tour de France

1982-12-06

Alberto Contador, Spanish cyclist and 2007 Tour de France winner

1986-05-25

Geraint Thomas, Tour de France 2010

Tour De France - Deaths
Date Event
1940-08-16

Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75

1959-11-30

Louis de Carbonnat, Le tour de France par deux enfants

1983-02-22

Romain Maes, Belgian bicyclist (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, bicylist (7x Tour de France), dies

1994-05-19

Luis Ocana, Span cyclist (Tour de France 1973), commits suicide at 48

2017-02-10

Tour de France stage winner Serge Baguet dies, aged 47


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