by Avo Kayabalian
Legend – 1922 ❂
1922, fierce battle between Belgian, French and Italian runners. Finally, Firmin LAMBOT ( Belgium ) picked up the yellow jersey. Robert JACQUINOT, man on the photo, was the leader during the first two stages, before knowing a difficult stage in Les Sables d’Olonne.
Legend – 1958 ❂
Darrigade is falling dramatically on the track of the Parc des Princes at the finish of the last stage. Charlie GAUL (LUX) won the 1958 edition, ahead of Vito FAVERO (ITA), and Raphael GEMINIANI (FRA) with a record speed average of 36,919 km/h !