1923 Tour de France

The 17th Tour de France was held from July 22, 1923 June 24.

The 15 stages led to drivers after the first start in Paris to Brittany, and then over the Pyrenees to Toulon and Nice on the French Mediterranean coast. From there we went across the Alps to Paris, where, after 5386 km was the goal at the Parc des Princes. 48 of the 139 participants was classified.

Race course

After his victory on the second stage of the Italians Ottavio Bottecchia slipped into the yellow jersey and was able to defend his lead in the overall standings to the Alps. There, however, he lost the Col d' Allos half an hour on Henri Pélissier, who won both the Alpine stages to Briançon and Geneva itself. Due to the newly introduced time bonus of two minutes for the stage winner, he was also able to extend his lead.

With Pélissier was able for the first time since 1911 another Frenchman to win the Tour de France. His average speed was 24.233 km / h

The stages