1903: Relived: Stage 1 Of The First Tour

1903: Relived: Stage 1 Of The First Tour 2020

On the 19th of July 1903 60 cyclists left Paris for the maiden stage of the very first Tour de France, racing 467km through the night to the line in Lyon. 116 years later, two modern-day riders attempted to recreate the feat of endurance using bikes and equipment from the early 20th century to fully experience the highs and lows of the early Tour pioneers. Endurance cyclist Mark Beaumont and GCN presenter James Lowsley-Williams are pushed to the limits of their physical and mental ability, struggling with the midsummer heat, bikes borrowed from museums and a lack of sleep. How did they compare to the Tour’s first heroes?

  • Released: 2020-11-25
  • Runtime: 57 minutes
  • Genre: Documentary, History
  • Stars: Mark Beaumont, James Lowsley-Williams
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