1904 Tour de France
The second Tour de France 1904 took place from 2 to 24 July 1904 exactly the same route instead as the first tour a year earlier.
The race was increasingly a victim of its own success and was marked by a series of scandals, culminating in the exclusion of the top four in the overall standings, six months after the end of the tour. Even during the race individual drivers were excluded due to unauthorized use of cars and the railroad. In Saint- Étienne and Nîmes physical attacks by supporters of local riders on their competitors took place. Regularly nails were scattered on the road.
Sporty repeated Maurice Garin initially last year's victory with a for that time extremely narrow lead before even last year's runner- Lucien Pothier. Hippolyte Aucouturier won four of the six stages.
After completing the tour, the rule giving French velocipede Union ( UVF) formed a commission of inquiry in 1904 Dozens driver and witnesses heard until December and finally the exclusion of the winner Maurice Garin and the second - to fourth-placed ( César Garin, Lucien Pothier, Hippolyte Aucouturier ), including because of collusion between the cyclists, announced. Beneficiaries of the decision at the green table was the only 20 -year-old Henri Cornet, who is to this day the youngest winner in the annals of the tour.
A total of 88 riders took to the start, after the exclusion of which only 15 were left in the class.
The driver of the first stage of this the average speed was 24.686 km / h The mountain Col de la République is frequented. Mountain winner was Alfred Faure.
The driver of the first stage of this the average speed was 26.951 km / h
The driver of the first average speed was 30.917 km / h
The driver of the first average speed was 25.251 km / h
The driver of the first average speed was 24.195 km / h