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9th Tour de France 1911

 
   
 

By Barry Boyce CyclingRevealed Historian

 

 

 

 

The Grand Galibier

The monster climbs of the Pyrenees Mountains were a huge success in 1910. Always looking for a harder Tour de France (TdF), race director Henri Desgranges turns to the monster climbs of the Alps . The next legendary climb of the TdF is named the Col du Galibier . It was the race director's favorite mountain. In an effort to glorify his new addition to the Tour, Henri Desgranges wrote in an editorial about his alpine-giant, the Galibier, O, col Bayard, O, Tourmalet... next to Galibier you are worthless.

Pre-race favorite Gustave Garrigou won stage 1 in Dunkerque and stubbornly answered all challenges through 15 stages to take the 1911 victory in Paris.

SPECIAL NOTE: Emile Georget supplied the drama of stage 5 when he won the first ever ascent of the Col du Galibier.

Stage and Distance

Stage Winner

Race Leader

Stage 1 Paris-Dunkerque, 351 km

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 2 Dunkerque-Longwy, 388 km

Jules Masselis (Bel)

Jules Masselis (Bel)

Stage 3 Longwy-Belfort, 336 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Francois Faber (Lux)

Stage 4 Belfort-Chamonix, 344 km

Charles Crupelandt (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 5 Chamonix-Grenoble, 366 km

Emile Georget (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 6 Grenoble-Nice, 345 km

Francois Faber (Lux)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 7 Nice-Marseille, 331 km

Charles Crupelandt (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 8 Marseille-Perpignan, 335 km

Paul Duboc (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 9 Perpignan-Luchon, 289 km

Paul Duboc (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 10 Luchon-Bayonne, 326 km

Maurice Brocco (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 11 Bayonne-La Rochelle, 379 km

Paul Duboc (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 12 La Rochelle-Brest, 470 km

Marcel Godivier (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 13 Brest-Cherbourg, 405 km

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 14 Cherbourg-Le Havre, 361 km

Paul Duboc (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

Stage 15 Le Havre-Paris/Parc des Princes, 317 km

Marcel Godivier (Fra)

Gustave Garrigou (Fra)

 

TdF July 2-30, 1911
5,343 Km

1. Gustave GARRIGOU (Fra) 43 pts

2. Paul Duboc (Fra) 61 pts

3. Emile Georget (Fra) 84 pts

Starters: 84
Finishers: 28
Average Speed: 27.322 km/h

 

 

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