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Largest margin of victory in TDF
Last Post 07/28/2014 02:59 PM by Justin jmdirt. 1 Replies.
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zootracer

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07/27/2014 05:25 PM
Thought of this today. I would have thought Eddy Merckx...nope, Fausto Coppi 28:17 1952
jmdirt

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07/28/2014 02:59 PM
zoot, it seems to me that many of the early TdF were won by hours.

EDIT: (from Wiki so subject to being wrong)
1903- 2hrs 59 min
1904- 2 hrs 16 min
1919- 1 hr 42 min
1926- 1 hr 22 min
1927- 1 hr 48 min
1939- 30 min
I might have missed a few because that was a quick skim

I remember reading an interview with one of the racers from the 20s or 30s, and he said they used to give each other a bad time if someone finished after dark.
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