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6th Tour de France 1908

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

L'Argentin... Again!

Lucien Mazan, who raced as Lucien Petit-Breton, was also known as L'Argentin , He return to the 1908 Tour de France as the reigning champion and solid favorite to repeat his 1907 victory. The strongest competition came from the very powerful Alcyon team, which was led by George Passerieu and Gustave Garrigou. Petit-Breton rode for the small but talented Peugeot team where he and teammate Francois Faber aptly took on all challengers.

Lucien Petit-Breton's march to the 1908 victory was a solid and very consistent effort. He attacked at very opportune times, dropped the race favorites from overall contention one by one and dominated the race throughout. He won five stages and finished in the top 3 in all but two of the 14 stages.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Paris-Roubaix, 272 km

Georges Passerieu (Fra)

Georges Passerieu (Fra)

Stage 2 Roubaix-Metz, 398 km

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Georges Passerieu (Fra)

Stage 3 Metz-Belfort, 259 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 4 Belfort-Lyon, 309 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 5 Lyon-Grenoble, 311 km

Georges Passerieu (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 6 Grenoble-Nice, 345 km

Jean-Baptiste Dortignacq (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 7 Nice-Nimes, 345 km

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 8 Nimes-Toulouse, 303 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 9 Toulouse-Bayonne, 299 km

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 10 Bayonne-Bordeaux, 269 km

Georges Paulmier (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 11 Bordeaux-Nantes, 391 km

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 12 Nantes-Brest, 321 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 13 Brest-Caen, 415 km

Georges Passerieu (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Stage 14 Caen-Paris/Parc des Princes, 251 km

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

Lucien Petit-Breton (Fra)

 

TdF July 13-Aug 9, 1908
4,488 Km

1. Lucien PETIT-BRETON (Fra) 36 pts

2. Francois Faber (Lux) 68 pts

3. Georges Passerieu (Fra) 75 pts

Starters: 114
Finishers: 36
Average Speed: 28.740 km/h

 

 

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