1906 Tour de France

The Tour de France 1906 took place from 4th place to 29th July, and it was between two stages at least one day of rest. The overall winner was not determined from the travel time, but according to a points system. For the first time the flame rouge was used, which indicates the last kilometers of a stage.

Race course

The number of stages was increased again from 11 to 13, the length of each stage was significantly increased; the tour was longer by more than half from a year earlier. The long stages took its toll of 76 riders started only 14 made the finish in Paris. For the first time made ​​the tour a trip abroad; short sections led by Germany, Italy and Spain.

The race was won by René Pottier, who is considered the first mountain specialist tour. The cornerstone to the success he lay on the Ballon d'Alsace, where he broke all the competitors and finally arrived with a lead of 47 minutes in Dijon.

The stages