Maurice Garin

Maurice Garin

Maurice-Francois Garin (3 March 1871, Arvier, Aosta Valley, Italy – 19 February 1957, Lens or Haute-Savoie, France) was a road bicycle racer best known for winning the inaugural Tour de France in 1903, and for being stripped of his title in the second Tour in 1904 along with eight others, for cheating.

Read more about Maurice Garin:  Family Life, Amateur Racing, Professional Racing, Retirement, Death and Commemoration, Palmarès

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1904 Tour De France - Race Incidents
... km in the race, Lucien Pothier lost ten minutes to the main group, led by Maurice Garin, because of a broken bicycle ... In the last part of the race, Maurice Garin and Lucien Pothier rode away from the others ... by four masked men in a car, but still finished as the first two, with Garin beating Pothier by 50 m ...