1936 Tour de France

The 30th Tour de France took place from 7 July to August 2, 1936, and led over 21 stages. The 90 participants covered a distance 4438 km, 43 of which were classified. The Italian team was the tour for political reasons away.

Race course

In the first stages it was too tight, the yellow jersey of the leader changed several times the carrier. After the eighth stage takeover it Belgians Sylvère Maes, who could defend it to Paris. His closest rival, Frenchman Antonin Magne, he took off on the 16th stage from Luchon to Pau over nine minutes, and thus laid the foundation for his victory.

In the battle for second place in the overall standings, Magne, who won the Tour in 1931, could prevail against the Belgian Félicien Vervaecke. He benefited from the fact that Vervaecke on the 16th stage may establish an illegal wheel with a gear shift and also still had meals from his wife on the summit of the Col d' Aubisque. For the Belgians received a time penalty of 11 minutes. Without this penalty Vervaecke that lay behind Magne at the finish in Paris less than a minute, Second would have been.

In Shallow successful was the French sprinter Rene Le Greves, who won six stages for itself. Best team was Belgium, the Spaniard Julian Berrendero secured the mountain classification.

The German team had gone with ten riders at the start, the goal is not reached. The last German driver gave up on the 15th stage. Also from the Austrian team, which was, however, only started with four participants, none reached the finish in Paris.

Again, there was at the Tour de France in 1936, an increase of the average speed of the winner, she was 31.108 km / h

During the tour, the Tour director Henri Desgrange ill after just two stages, his deputy, Jacques Goddet took over his position only provisional. The next year Desgrange him officially transferred the race organizers of the Tour de France.

The stages