1935 Tour de France

The 29th Tour de France started on July 4, 1935 in Paris reached on 28 July after 4338 km back to the French capital. 93 racers took part in the tour, 46 of which were classified.

The route took the 93 participants on 21 stages with the clockwise through France. After it had been in the previous year an individual time trial for the first time, decided to tour line to hold each of three half steps individual or team time trial.

Race course

Romain Maes from Belgium was the first leg of the tour to decide for himself and gave his lead in the overall standings no longer from. He reached an average speed of 30.650 km / h

On the 229 km long queen stage from Gap to Digne -les- Bains on the Col du Telegraph, Col du Galibier and Lautaret had Antonin Magne, in the overall standings to date was in second place, give up after a fall. On the descent from the Galibier, the Spaniard Francisco Cepeda plunged so badly that he died of his injuries three days later. He was the first fatality that claimed the Tour de France.

At the 33 km time trial at La Rochelle, the Frenchman Jean Fontenay was the fastest. For unauthorized slipstreaming behind a car to him the stage victory but was revoked and he received a time penalty of five minutes.

The team competition was won by the Belgian team, even the mountain jersey went with Félicien Vervaecke to a Belgian.

The stages