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Tour de France
   
 

By Barry Boyce,
CyclingRevealed Historian


 

Top 25 All Time Tours:

Our studies of the Tour de France (TdF) have revealed the great stories and secret treasures that make the TdF so special. As is human nature, everyone has an opinion about the classification of the BEST. As the Top 25 series evolves Cycling Revealed invites you to evaluate our list and compare your thought to ours (respond to: CyclingRevealed@comcast.net ). Stay tuned as we update to the “BEST TdF of ALL TIMES” on a yearly basis.

#1 1989: Last Minute Excitement on the Champs Elysees

#2 1969: Eddy's Overwhelming Arrival #14 1952: “Coppi's Dominating Return to Form
#3 1964: Anquetil verses Poulidor, an Epic Battle #15 1934: “Roi” Rene's Regal Sacrifice
#4 1924: The Tour of Suffering **Special** #16 1956: Little Known Frenchman Wins TdF!
#5 1948: Gino “the Pious,” an Inspirational Win #17 1965 Gimondi's Surprise Victory
#6 1987: Drama on La Plagne #18 1937 Tour Provides Great Racing Drama
#7 2011: An Aussie Delight #19 1971- Unbeatable Merckx Gets a Major Scare
#8 2003: Lance's 5th, The Year of the Crash #20 1913- Accidents Play a Critical Role in the Race
#9 1975: Thevenet Exploits a Vulnerable Merckx #21 1986- LeMond Wins After Hinault's Betrayal
#10 1949: A Classic Coppi-Bartali Battle #22 1994- Indurain Beat Back All Comers
#11 1978: The Cannibal Retires, the Badger Shines #23 1909 - Invasion of the Foreigners
#12 1910: Assassins... #24 1930 - Innovation: National Teams
#13 1968: Janssen's Final Push Upsets the Favorites #25 1976 - Van Impe Trades Polka Dot for Yellow

 

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