Maurice Garin 1904 Tour de France

Maurice Garin: Maurice Garin was a French cyclist in the pioneering days of cycling. He led between 1892 and 1905 and although he more cykelklassiker to its name succeeded in writing his name is inextricably linked to the Tour de France. In the first two editions of the new course was Garin apparently present. Edition in 1903, the first in history, he won the great; the Second Edition ended in disqualification.

The Early Years

Maurice Garin was born on 3 March 1871 in the Italian Arvier in a poor mining family. When Maurice was 14 years old, the family Garin for economic reasons in the North French Maubeuge. This Garin made a living as a chimney sweep. This gave him later in the peloton on the nickname The Little Chimney Sweep.
In 1892 with the local bicycle Garin voluntary Club in Maubeuge. According to tradition, he had already taken French nationality, although some sources cite 1901 as the year of naturalization. Soon found that Garin despite its short length 1.63 m, a giant was on the bike. With their enormous talent and determination he ran an impressive pedigree together. When he rode a world record in the 500 kilometer pace in 1895, he won the 1897 and 1898 both Paris-Roubaix and Tourcoing Bethune-Tourcoing, he triumphed in 1901 in the second edition of the Paris-Brest-Paris, a monsterrit almost 1200 kilometres and 1902 he was best in the Bordeaux-Paris. But the highlight of his career was yet to come.
The tour de France in 1903

Since 1 July 1903 for Paris Restaurant Au Reveil Matin starting signal was given for the first Tour de France, Maurice Garin was one of the favourites for the final victory. And he presented himself and his fans didn’t disappoint. He immediately won the first stage and therefore, of course, also leading in the standings. The three steps that followed Garin to prolong their Championship leadership. And to provide its final victory extra shine Garin also won the 5th and 6th stage. So he finally won the first Tour de France with a lead of 2:49 ‘ 21 “at number two, Lucien Pothier, number three finished in just over 4 hours with such a big lead in the Tour de France will never win!.
1904 tour de France

At the beginning of the second Tour de France 1904 Garin was again the clear favorite. But not all of the spectators was a fan of his. He was attacked on the climb of the Col de la République by fans of local hero Faure. Only with difficulty could Garin and his brother César diffident; There were also shots that need. But Garin did high expectations again and again where he won the Tour de France. This time, however, was its lead over number two, but 0:06 ‘ 28 “If the victory Garin not long because of irregularities over the course of the French Cycling Federation refused to recognize the results, she started a thorough investigation and came in December 1904 … with the statement, the numbers one to four were suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct from the outcome were the parts of the trail have traveled by train and have let pass cars as Garin lost his Tour victory that went to … number five in the ranking, the 19-year-old Henri Cornet. In addition, Garin had imposed a suspension of two years.
In the last few years

Out of frustration over their criminal Garin decided to immediately stop cycling. He bought a garage in his home town of Lens, and became a mechanic. Garin has always denied allegations of fraud. Garin, one of the greatest cyclists of his time, died in Lens on 19 February 1957.

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Maurice Garin Photo Gallery by BikeRaceInfo

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