1947 Tour de France

The 34th Tour de France was held to 20 July 1947 by 25 June. The first tour since 1939 after the interruption caused by the Second World War led to a total of 21 stages over 4655 km. 100 racers took part in the tour, 53 of which were classified.

The year before, Jacques Goddet had founded the newspaper L' Équipe, which now took over as the successor of L'Auto, the organization. The tour began in Paris and went clockwise, first north, then over the Alps and along the Mediterranean Sea, before it went to Brittany, the Pyrenees, and finally the target was reached in the French capital.

A German team was in the Tour in 1947 at the start, instead, did not come from France alone five teams from the various regions of the country.

Race course

The first stage was the Swiss Ferdy Kübler decide for themselves. However, the overall standings, he cited only one day, already on the next stage was the Frenchman René Vietto with his stage win Kübler from the leadership position displacers. Until the 19th stage, he was able to maintain his lead, but then he had to (139 km) to accept more than six minutes behind the Italians Pierre Brambilla and even almost ten minutes on the Frenchman Jean Robic in the longest individual time trial of the Tour History and fell back. The yellow jersey Brambilla took over, but on the last stage in the Parc des Princes he had to leave at Robic, who attacked again, and so won the Tour victory again. The foundation of his Tour victory he had already been laid in the mountains, where he won one stage in the Alps and a stage in the Pyrenees.

The on the last leg still caught Brambilla could console himself by winning the mountains classification after all, still. The 273 km long queen stage of the Tour in 1947 won Albert Bourlon in a solo ride, which he ended with 16 minutes lead in Luchon.

The stages