1930 Tour de France

The 24th Tour de France was held from 2nd to July 27, 1930 and resulted in over 21 stages with a total of 4818 km. Of the 100 riders started 59 were classified.


1930 was the Tour de France for the first time instead of national teams. Now arose no more sponsors to finance the team, eg to pay the hotel and the material, Henri Desgrange created the advertising caravan ( caravane publicitaire ). The tour guide had from now on also the wheels, so that all the drivers were on the same bikes. For the first time a live broadcast of the tour took place on the radio.

Race course

On the first Pyrenean stage to Luchon, the Frenchman André Leducq won the yellow jersey of the overall leader and was able to defend it to the finish in Paris, although he crashed heavily on the descent of the Col du Galibier.

The French team presented at the end next to the winner of six of the top ten riders in the overall standings and could reap the most stage wins. Only eight days successes went to the account of Charles Pélissier, who was equal to four times entered in the list of winners at the final stages.

The stages