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By Barry Boyce,
CyclingRevealed Historian


 

Top 25 All Time Tour de France

Our studies of the Tour de France (TdF) have revealed the great stories and secret treasures that make the TdF so special. As is human nature, everyone has an opinion about the classification of the BEST. As the Top 25 series evolves Cycling Revealed invites you to evaluate our list and compare your thought to ours (respond to: CyclingRevealed@yahoo.com ).

#1 1989: Last Minute Excitement on the Champs Elysees

#2 1969: Eddy's Overwhelming Arrival #14 1956: Little Known Frenchman Wins TdF!
#3 1964: Anquetil verses Poulidor, an Epic Battle #15 1965 Gimondi's Surprise Victory
#4 1924: The Tour of Suffering **Special** #16 1937 Tour Provides Great Racing Drama
#5 1948: Gino “the Pious,” an Inspirational Win #17 1971- Unbeatable Merckx Gets a Major Scare
#6 1987: Drama on La Plagne #18 1913- Accidents Play a Critical Role in theRace
#7 1975: Thevenet Exploits a Vulnerable Merckx #19 1986- LeMond Wins After Hinault's Betrayal
#8 1949: A Classic Coppi-Bartali Battle #20 1994- Indurain Beat Back All Comers
#9 978: The Cannibal Retires, the Badger Shines #21 1909 - Invasion of the Foreigners
#10 1910: Assassins... #22 1999 - Lance's Good Will Helped Save theTour
#11 1968: Janssen's Final Push Upsets the Favorites #23 1930 - Innovation: National Teams
#12 1952: “Coppi's Dominating Return to Form #24 1976 - Van Impe Trades Polka Dot for Yellow
#13 1934: “Roi” Rene's Regal Sacrifice #25 1996: Is Miguel Ready for Six?

 

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