Le Tour 1954

By Le Tour Babe

Le Tour Trivia

This year’s Tour de France starts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 1954, the race began in Amsterdam and made its way through Rotterdam. It was the first year the Tour made le grand départ outside of French borders. The video above shows preparations and highlights of the ’54 race. Notice the pre-race fitness test cyclists had to pass and watch them sprint over cobblestones sans helmets.

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