1940 Tour De France

Discussion in 'France' started by militarycross, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    A rare image of the race ....


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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I see the guy in front is wearing the "gelbe trikot".:sign_question:
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA

    Had to give this one a bump.

    Hilarious :)
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  5. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Thats what you call a jump start :lol:

  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    "Well, Hans, I always say, it beats walking!"

    This thread though did make me wonder about what happened to the Tour during WW2. The organizers refused to cooperate with the Germans, so there was no Tour, although a right-wing paper organized a "Circuite de France" in 1942.

    Wikipedia says that after the war the magazine behind the tour, l'Auto, was closed for collaborating with the Germans - I wonder what that was, though, given that they wouldn't organize the Tour.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Little bit here.
    L'Équipe - Wikipedia
  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Thank you, now I understand! :)

    Did you see that (per wikipedia) in early 1940 there was a proposal for a Tour de France with teams from the British and French armed forces, including going past the Maginot Line? \

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